The citation read, "In a career of public service spanning nearly half a century, Vice President Joseph Biden Jr has left his mark on almost every part of our nation.
"Fighting for a stronger middle class, a fairer judicial system, and a smarter foreign policy. Providing unyielding support for our troops, fighting crime and violence against women, leading our quest to cure cancer, and safeguarding the landmark American Recovery And Reinvestment Act from corruption.
"With his charm, candour, unabashed optimism, and deep and abiding patriotism, Joe Biden has garnered the respect and esteem of colleagues of both parties, and the friendship of people across the nation and around the world.
"While summoning the strength, faith and grace to overcome great personal tragedy, this son of Scranton, Claymont and Wilmington has become one of the most consequential Vice Presidents in American history, an accolade that nonetheless rests firmly behind his legacy as husband, father and grandfather.
"A grateful nation thanks Vice President Joseph R Biden Jr. for his lifetime of service on behalf of the United States of America."
Joe Biden was grateful and overwhelmed by the honour, and simply responded with, "I don't deserve this, but I know it came from the President's heart."
We're not crying, you're crying.
Jobama also stole hearts a couple of days ago when President Obama thanked Biden in his final presidential address, and they pointed each other in this moment of true friendship.
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