Treat yourself HERE and HERE, some of them are solid gold.
Now, as Barack enters the final week of his presidency, he decided to spring a little surprise on Joe. Somehow he managed to keep it a secret that he was bestowing upon his VP the country’s highest civilian honour, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
He’s in pretty esteemed company too, with this below from QZ:
The version of the medal that Biden received was one “with distinction,” an honor [sic] awarded to only three people by Obama’s three predecessors: Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and Colin Powell, Obama said.
First up, the moment Joe found out he would be receiving the medal:
And then the speech he delivered:
If you didn’t make it through all of that here’s a little excerpt of the man love:
This honor is not only way beyond what I deserve but its 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…
It’s an amazing thing that happened. I knew how smart you were, I knew how honorable you were how decent you were… and I knew what you were capable of but I never fully fully expected you would occupy the Bidens’ heart… all of us.