Before leaving office, President Obama surprised his right hand man and VP Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Obama gave a speech about Biden calling him “the best VP America has ever had” and “as good a man as God ever created.”

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Obama said,

“To know Joe Biden is to know that love without pretense, service without self-regard, and to live life fully. I’m proud to award the presidential medal of distinction to my brother.”

He went on to say,

“For your faith in your fellow Americans, for your love of country and for your lifetime of service that will endure through the generations, I’d like to ask the military aide to join us on stage. For my final time as President, I am pleased to award our nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.”

Biden acknowledged the heartfelt speech saying,

“This honor is not only well beyond what I deserve, but it’s a reflection of the extent and generosity of your spirit. I don’t deserve this but I know it came from the President’s heart.”

Obama also went on to speak on the Biden family,

“This is the kind of family that built this country. That’s why my family is honored to call ourselves honorary Bidens.”

Source: Complex