Barack Obama And Joe Biden May Have Left Office, But Their Friendship Lives On

"The bromance continues."

Former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden had a friendship that launched a thousand memes, and it hasn't ended just because the two have left office.

In a new People magazine cover story on the Obamas' life after leaving the White House, Obama's Chief of Staff Anita Decker Breckenridge shares that the former president and his VP have remained friends since January 20, and we couldn't be happier to hear it.

"The bromance continues. It's not ended," Breckenridge told the magazine. "That's one of the things I would say, you know … What does he miss about the White House? I mean, they had lunch every single week for eight years."


The pair's first meeting since leaving office was apparently at a reception for the Obamas' new offices in Washington, D.C. Former White House press aide Peter Velz told People they fell right back into their usual rapport.

"The vice president walked in and he and President Obama embraced and then immediately clicked back into the relationship they had working together," Velz said. "It was really nice to see, just how warm the vice president's reception was."

Another source told the magazine that the pair have even been playing golf together.

Obama shared his admiration for Biden shortly before leaving office, by awarding the vice president with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, calling him "the best vice president America's ever had."

Biden was surprised by the honor, and it moved him to tears. In his speech accepting the medal, he told Obama, "Mr. President, I'm indebted to you, I'm indebted to your friendship ... As long as there's breath in me, I'll be there for you."

And it sounds like he's keeping his promise.


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