If this video doesn’t make you proud of your country, then you do not have a pulse. What you are looking at right now is the face of a man who loves, but more importantly, lives for his country.
Thursday afternoon, President Barack Obama awarded an emotional Vice President Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, during a surprise White House ceremony. “This also gives the internet one last chance to talk about our bromance,” Obama said as he introduced Biden.
“For your faith in your fellow Americans, for your love of country and for your lifetime of service that will endure through the generations, I’d like to ask the military aide to join us on stage,” Obama said in the ceremony. “For my final time as President, I am pleased to award our nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.”
An extremely emotional Joe Biden, in traditional Biden fashion, accepted the award but claimed he did not deserve it.
“This honor is not only well beyond what I deserve, but it’s a reflection of the extent and generosity of your spirit. I don’t deserve this but I know it came from the President’s heart,” Biden said.
Give the credit to the White House for being able to keep this a surprise. Biden, who was shocked by the entire gathering, said he had no “inkling” that the ceremony was going to happen.
To close out the introduction, Obama quoted Republican senator Lindsey Graham:
“If you can’t admire Joe Biden as a person, you’ve got a problem. He’s as good a man as God ever created.”
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