WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 12: President Barack Obama (R) presents the Medal of Freedom to Vice-President Joe Biden during an event in the State Dinning room of the White House, January 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
Toward the end of the Obama presidency, the internet was abuzz with memes of the exiting administration. In a wave of preempted nostalgia, Joe Biden was turned into a sort of folk hero, constantly running around the White House, playing pranks and cozying up to his buddy Barack.
Now, we finally have the word from Biden about the memes — he loves them.
Biden’s daughter Ashley told the finance website Moneyish that when she first showed her father the pictures of himself, he “sat there for an hour and laughed.” She said that he scrolled through a lot of the seemingly endless memes, but that his favorite was one of him trying to persuade Obama to leave Michelle Obama so the pair could embark on adventures that we can only assume would be best characterized as a mix between the Lost Boys and Huckleberry Finn.
"See? Doesn't this feel right?" "Joe I'm not leaving my wife for you." "You said we'd be together forev-" "8 years. I said 8 years." pic.twitter.com/C2PoAXCD00
Obama and Biden remain good friends. In their final moments in the White House together, President Obama presented the vice president with a Presidential Medal of Freedom. As a teary-eyed Biden smiled, Obama joked, “This gives the internet one last chance to talk about our bromance.”