Obama Surprised Joe Biden With A Medal Of Freedom Award And Now We Can't Stop Crying

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When President Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award during a White House ceremony Thursday, there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

Mariya Moseley Jan, 12, 2017

During a White House ceremony to celebrate the vice president on Thursday, President Barack Obama surprised Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award. He began his remarks by praising Biden, his wife Dr. Jill Biden, his children and grandchildren.  

“For my final time as president, I am pleased to award our nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Obama announced. 

“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,” he said.  

Biden, who was utterly surprised, got emotional during his acceptance as he thanked him for the honor. 

“Mr. President, this honor isn’t only well beyond what I deserve, but a reflection of the extent and generosity of your spirit,” Biden said. 

As he concluded his acceptance speech, he commended Obama “who has done remarkable things for this country” and how his “journey is something people will write about for a long time.” 

Of course, the internet couldn’t take it.

We’re going to miss these two.