It has been more than two months since Vice President Joe Biden left the White House, but on Wednesday, the lovable veep caused quite a stir outside the Capitol. On the steps of Capitol Hill, Biden met a puppy also named Biden, making for an impossibly cute photo opp. Regardless of your political leanings, the photos of Wednesday's Biden-filled encounter will give you all the feels.
According to The Huffington Post, the human Biden was on Capitol Hill to mark the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. The future of the Obama administration's signature healthcare policy doesn't look pretty, as Republicans have worked to dismantle the system since President Trump's inauguration. But as ugly as the fighting inside the Capitol may be, the greeting that former Vice President Biden received outside was entirely adorable.
As you'd expect, Biden the pup was reportedly named for Biden the veep. The cute puppy has more than 4,000 followers on Instagram, and by the looks of it, he leads a very presidential life, exploring all of D.C.'s political powerhouses and having his lifestyle chronicled for the public to see. (He's @bidenthegolden in case you were wondering.) Biden the Golden's latest adventure — meeting his namesake — appeared to go over pretty well.
Leaving Caps Lock on is acceptable — nay, necessary — at a time like this.
If you're having a bad day look at this pictures of Biden the pup and Biden the human. They're both so freaking adorable💘 pic.twitter.com/dTqo78O5qA— Dayana Moncada (@dayanamoncada95) March 22, 2017
Seriously, though, can someone start a Change.org petition to make Biden and Biden meet again?
Here We Are
I didn't know I needed pictures of Biden the man meeting Biden the pup but here we are pic.twitter.com/U2NHk7Sf6x— Elena Cresci (@elenacresci) March 22, 2017
The Bidens knew you needed this to happen. They just knew.
Exactly What America Needs
Grandpa Biden meeting Biden the pup is exactly what America needs rn. pic.twitter.com/X6kInFbE1y— megan (@mtobin22) March 23, 2017
Americans have found their new mascot.
The face you make when you meet a gorgeous puppy named after you...
Biden got the best kind of news, if you ask me.
Man's Best Friend
Meet Joe Biden. A four-month-old Golden Retriever pup named after the former vice president. pic.twitter.com/DCMZKNdlTC— The Friendship Dog (@friendshipdog) March 23, 2017
Both Bidens made a new friend on Wednesday.
"Who's a good boy??" The dog asks Biden. Biden can barely contain his excitement, "me!!" "Ohhh that's right. You sure are," dog replies. pic.twitter.com/MOS8vM6bRf— Lizzy (@efergusonak) March 23, 2017
Puppy Biden even got a good face-lick in with the former veep.
My Instagram had a noticeable increase of followers today, and I'm 200 percent sure Biden the dog was the reason. pic.twitter.com/4kQpMVaQfI— Lissandra Villa (@LissandraVilla) March 23, 2017
Good things come to those who share cute puppy photos.
All Of The Cuteness
Biden the dog is licking Biden the VP. ALL OF THE CUTENESS pic.twitter.com/YMmoRxLGAz— Bean (@bernie12anna) March 23, 2017
Literally, all of it.
That's the kind of message America needs.
Biden The Joe
Biden the dog licking Biden the Joe. 😍 pic.twitter.com/wF5R0MkhSX— Anthony Balderrama (@anthelonious) March 22, 2017
How many times can I use the heart-eyes emoji before it gets excessive?
Things Were Okay
Joe met a dog named Biden on the Hill today and things were okay for the first time since January 20th pic.twitter.com/bs2K4Oc2GS— Hannah (@hb_flynn) March 22, 2017
It has been a long two months, but this helps.
The Entire World Stopped
It was an important moment.
Pupper Biden 2020
Admit it, you'd vote for Biden-Biden 2020.
Okay, Biden-Biden 2020 may be a stretch. But the fluffy encounter outside the Capitol on Wednesday is a timely reminder that there's more to life than partisan fighting. Stay golden, pupper. Stay smiling, Biden.