Joe Biden Officiated A Gay Wedding And 10 Other Times He Was Too Cute To Handle

If you aren’t already #TeamBiden, then maybe this will convince you. Vice President Joe Biden officiated a gay wedding and the look on his face is just the most priceless, adorably happy thing I have ever seen. Armed with a temporary certificate to preside over the vows, he married two White House aides — Brian Mosteller, director of Oval Office operations, and Joe Mahshie, a trip coordinator for first lady Michelle Obama. He didn’t just officiate the wedding, either. It was at his home in the Naval Observatory.

With all of the shit in the world, the image of the vice president smiling like a little kid on Christmas morning while he weds two of his employees at his home just cheered me the fuck up. I actually feel patriotic looking at it.

Biden’s office tweeted, “Proud to marry Brian and Joe at my house. Couldn’t be happier, two longtime White House staffers, two great guys.” It’s sweet as hell. Biden has long been a supporter of gay marriage, long before President Obama ever took to a podium to support it becoming law. On Meet The Press in 2012, Biden went against the administration a bit and spoke about his support for gay marriage, somewhat forcing Obama to finally come around and speak up.

Just look at that face.

Biden has a reputation for being authentic as hell and speaking his mind, which is a good thing. I like to think of him as America’s unofficial, but awesome, grandpa — he’s cheerful, wise, and loves us all dearly. Here are some other times Biden broke our hearts.

When He Wrote A Letter To The Stanford Rape Victim

As many of us raged against Brock Turner, Biden, in a total dad-move, wrote a letter to the victim, applauding her courage. It was the most heartfelt, timely message. To have the vice president speak out about rape culture and call her a “warrior” for speaking up is a pretty big deal. He was just as mad as all of us.

When He Double Fists Ice Cream Cones

When He Bonds With Barack

This is America, people.

When He Loves The Ladies

Sure, maybe Biden is a little touchy feely, but I like to think he’s not a creep — he just loves people. And wouldn’t you want to hug this 97-year-old, too?

When He Says He’d Rather Have Sex Than Be President

VP Biden Hosts South Korean President Park At Naval Observatory
CREDIT: Chip Somodevilla /Getty images

In 2006, Biden said, “I’d rather be at home making love to my wife while the children are asleep.” Seriously, this guy has no filter. Also, ew.

This Ice Cream Obsession Is Real

When He Says “Malarky”

When He Cuddles On The Campaign Trail

Again, maybe he is too touchy feely, but I think he means well.

When He Forgets The Cameras Are On

When He Remembers His Son

“I know, I sound like a dad.”

Seriously, Joe Biden embodies everything I think we should all be. He seems honest, he loves people, and he isn’t afraid to drop a “malarky” while enjoying a cone. I’m going to miss this guy.