Joe Biden attended a health care event in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to celebrate the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act; the fate of which now hangs in the balance thanks to the Trump administration. And while the thought of millions and millions of people losing access to healthcare is almost too much to bear, in less depressing news, the former Vice President got to meet a dog named “Joe Biden” during the event — making us all yearn for the freewheeling days prior to January 21, 2017.
Seen below giving Human Biden smoochies, Dog Biden’s owner Sydney told Buzzfeed that she decided to name the four-month-old Golden Retriever after the ice cream-loving veep because he’s probably her “favorite politician and favorite elected official,” elaborating that she has a great deal of respect for Biden even though she doesn’t “necessarily align with him politically.”
And of course, the story of Human Biden meeting Dog Biden is nothing short of Peak Biden:
“As soon as he saw the dog during the actual speech, he pointed at the dog, tapped his friend and then started like cracking up. Right towards the end, I, like, kind of signaled him, and he, like, gave me a wink to come over,” Sydney said.
“As soon as I told him his name was Biden, he started kissing the dog, which is like exactly what I expected Biden would do,” Sydney said.
Sydney said no one was as excited about Biden the pup as Biden the human. “As soon as I told him, his face lit up.”
Of course his face lit up. This is probably literally the happiest Human Joe Biden has been in months, Obama/Biden bromance memes notwithstanding.
Here are some more photos of Dog Joe Biden’s adorable adventures around our nation’s capitol, if you could use a smile today.