As the Obama-Biden ‘Special Relationship’ drew to an end earlier this year, the world mourned.
But even the most stern Republican heart was melted as the majestic political pair were immortalised in a series of heart-warming memes, with Twitter giving them the fan-fiction treatment.
Their bromance has been splashed across the Internet – and Joe Biden, the lovable sidekick, thinks it’s hilarious according to his daughter, Ashley.
Speaking to Moneyish, Ashley recalled how Biden ‘sat there for an hour and laughed’ when she first introduced him to the memes.
Biden embraced his newfound status as a political viral sensation.
In case you missed it, here are some of the best:
Obama: "Joe, why are you still holding my hand?"
Biden: "I wanna freak Mike Pence out"
Obama: "But why?"
Biden: "Just roll with it" pic.twitter.com/o5KZZ0Ysgz
— thomas a moore ? (@Thomas_A_Moore) November 12, 2016
Joe: I'm going to ask Donald if he wants something to eat
Barack: That's nice, Joe
Joe: And then I'm going to offer him knuckle sandwiches pic.twitter.com/xYJ0k2QTX6
— Jill Biden (@JillBidenVeep) November 13, 2016
[Writing the State Of The Union]
OBAMA: So I'll say the state of the union is…
BIDEN: On fleek. Say it's on fleek. pic.twitter.com/5LLGvuRTha
— Jamie Woodham (@jwoodham) January 21, 2015
Obama: I have a meeting.
Biden: I have a meeting.
Obama: Stop copying me.
Biden: Stop copying me. pic.twitter.com/s0PrZIG4Vf
— Reverend Scott (@Reverend_Scott) October 25, 2014
Moneyish learned that Biden even has a favourite meme.
It’s an image of him and Obama hugging, above a caption celebrating their eight years of partnership.
Here they are, wives alongside them, in all their glory:
"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
— Ol' QWERTY Bastard (@TheDiLLon1) October 17, 2016
It’s a picture of friendship, love, affection and respect – so it makes sense that this would be Biden’s favourite.
We can all but hope to find a friend and colleague in life that looks at us the way Biden looks at Obama.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.