Here Are the Best Reactions to Obama Surprising Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom

I want a love like Obama and Biden's.

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On Thursday, the Joebama bromance reached new heights when Obama made a speech in which he called him "the best Vice President America's ever had," and surprised him with the country's highest civilian honor: the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Joe Biden lost his sh*t. His face was like, "Oh my God, Barack I thought those BFF bracelets were the best gift I'd ever get but this is just too much for an old softie like me." Then he turned around to dab at his tears and the best part is that Joe Biden actually keeps a hanky in his back pocket at all times for emotional moments like these.

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Look at that face and tell me it doesn't look like Joan of Arc looking up at the eyes of God.

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Then there was this beautiful moment. Look at Obama. He's got his eye on the prize.

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Biden then didn't know what to do with all of his happiness:

The Internet totally lost it as well:

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Especially given what's coming next:

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