Joe Biden Reportedly Put Up A Photo Of His Late Son In The Oval Office As Soon As He Moved Into The White House

This warms my heart.

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The American people are tired. We are worn out, beaten, and bruised as a result of the hellish four years we have just lived through. However, as hurt and scarred as we are, we are hopeful and optimistic for our future under the new, kind, and loving administration that finally took office yesterday afternoon.

While we here at Political Tribune have been ridin’ with Biden since the very beginning, he didn’t have to be your favorite candidate for you to know that he is, always has, and always will be a good and decent person.

Biden’s kind heart shined through to the American people in his very first moments in the White House, when he put up a photo of his late son Beau as soon as he moved into the Oval Office, according to a report from People Magazine. 


“In photographs of Biden, 78, in the Oval Office after his inauguration, several family photos can be seen arranged behind the Resolute Desk, including a 2009 shot of Beau, a former National Guardsman who died in 2015 at age 46 of brain cancer,” the report reads.

In his departure speech at the National Guard Reserve Center in Delaware that’s named after his son, the day before his inauguration, President Biden delivered an emotional farewell address in which he longed for his late son.

“I only have one regret, he’s not here,” Biden said of Beau. “Because we should be introducing him as president.”

While Biden’s late son could not be at his father’s inauguration, he was certainly there in both spirit and name as officials told reporters that Beau Biden, Hunter Biden’s 8 1/2-month-old son and Joe Biden’s grandson, named after his passed uncle, would be in attendance at Joe Biden’s inauguration to the presidency.

Biden announced in 2015, after his son’s passing, that he could not run for the presidency at the time, as his family was still grieving their grave and painful loss.

“Look, dealing with the loss of Beau, any parent listening who’s lost a child, knows that you can’t — it doesn’t follow schedules of primaries and caucuses and contributors. Everybody grieves at a different pace,” Joe Biden said at the time.

Earlier this month, Biden said during a segment on MSNBC that “Beau should be the one running for president, not me.”

President Biden began his term as President of the United States by overturning so many of the Trump administration’s cruel policies with his son watching over him.

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