With Donald Trump taking the Oval Office on the 20th of January, Barack Obama has just a week left in office as the President of the United States. From ending the Iraq war, eliminating Osama Bin Laden to re-establishing ties with Cuba, Obama would be remembered as one of the most successful US Presidents in history.
Apart from all these achievements, Obama was also America’s first President after the evolution of social media. So his ‘bromance‘ with VP Joe Biden also gathered a lot of attention on the internet. With a few days left in office, President Obama did not forget to honour his deputy and confidant.
In an emotional ceremony, Barack Obama surprised Vice-President Joe Biden by awarding him with the ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’, America’s highest civilian honour on Thursday. Addressing the event, Obama jokingly said that this gives the internet one last chance to talk about their ‘Bromance’.
Overwhelmed by the heartfelt gesture, VP Biden couldn’t control his emotions and was reduced to tears.
After getting a hold of himself and receiving the medal, Biden immediately fired his Chief-of-staff as a joke for not giving him prior information of the ceremony. Getting on the dais, Biden thanked POTUS Obama in a profound address.
“Mr President, I’m indebted to you. I’m indebted to your friendship. I’m indebted to your family.”
Here is a video from the heartfelt ceremony uploaded by Business Insider.
It won’t be incorrect to say that Vice President Biden received the best surprise party in history.
News Source: The Times Of India