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Fri Feb 12, 2021, 04:45 PM

A casual, candid chat with the Bidens on their morning walk is moving people to tears

https://www.upworthy.com/biden-valentines-day-walk



This morning, Joe and Jill Biden went out for a walk with their dogs, Champ and Major, to check out the surprise the first lady had installed overnight for Valentine's Day weekend. The White House lawn has been decorated with oversized hearts that have positive words like LOVE, GRATITUDE, COMPASSION, and FAMILY on them. The one that says HEALING is signed "Love, Jill."

As they walked along with coffee cups in hand, the first couple was met by a few members of the press. The conversation that they had has gone viralónot so much because of how extraordinary it was, but rather the opposite. It was delightfully ordinary, filled with normalcy, decency, and even a random act of kindness for good measure. And the simple goodness of it all is moving people to tears.




I love these two and their dogs. It's so good to have kind loving people in the white house again.

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Reply A casual, candid chat with the Bidens on their morning walk is moving people to tears (Original post)
IronLionZion Feb 2021 OP
Greywing Feb 2021 #1
dem4decades Feb 2021 #2
leftieNanner Feb 2021 #6
Kingofalldems Feb 2021 #26
IronLionZion Feb 2021 #3
stillcool Feb 2021 #4
NBachers Feb 2021 #5
Lunabell Feb 2021 #7
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 2021 #28
Delmette2.0 Feb 2021 #8
Name removed Feb 2021 #9
Duppers Feb 2021 #10
Traildogbob Feb 2021 #13
malaise Feb 2021 #39
Duppers Feb 2021 #40
bif Feb 2021 #11
Duppers Feb 2021 #12
bdamomma Feb 2021 #14
Phentex Feb 2021 #15
dalton99a Feb 2021 #16
judesedit Feb 2021 #17
onethatcares Feb 2021 #18
wiggs Feb 2021 #19
BobTheSubgenius Feb 2021 #20
AllaN01Bear Feb 2021 #21
sarchasm Feb 2021 #22
pazzyanne Feb 2021 #23
IronLionZion Feb 2021 #24
peacebuzzard Feb 2021 #29
pazzyanne Feb 2021 #33
Butterflylady Feb 2021 #25
abakan Feb 2021 #27
halfulglas Feb 2021 #30
dmr Feb 2021 #31
MustLoveBeagles Feb 2021 #32
Lucinda Feb 2021 #34
Demovictory9 Feb 2021 #35
DFW Feb 2021 #36
smirkymonkey Feb 2021 #37
Vivienne235729 Feb 2021 #38

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 04:51 PM

1. I love all of them ...

there's hope we may yet go back to a sense of normalcy and kidness

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 04:51 PM

2. I had to stop watching, their old dog brings me to tears.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 05:46 PM

6. We are a GSD family

Our old Pete looked a lot like him. It's rough when they age and slow down.

Love Joe and Jill's two doggos!

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 07:11 PM

26. I remember the family german shepherd had that.

Hip displasia?

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 05:02 PM

3. The Bidens remind me of my grandparents in many ways

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 05:08 PM

4. and there's a crib in the Whitehouse ..

for the grandbaby.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 05:36 PM

5. Street corner talkin' in the neighborhood- Really, it's just like taking a morning amble & visiting

with the nice couple out in their yard.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 05:47 PM

7. So nice to have a return to decency,

and kindness. And their glowing love for each other. Reminiscent of the love between another favorite white house couple of mine, Barack and Michelle. Geeze their decency brings me to tears when I think about the last 4 years.

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Response to Lunabell (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:16 PM

28. The Biden's respect and love for one another is freshing.

Trump and Melania always appeared to have a transactional marriage. He would pay her so money much now with the promise of more if he died before her. In return, she was a trophy wife and got to live the "good life," which means lots of glitter and showy perks -- like getting to ride in Trump's private jet.

When she became FLOTUS her actual nature appeared. It first showed in the scowl that replaced her smile the moment Trump had finished taking the oath of office (which he intended to treat like a contract he wasn't going to pay) the moment Trump's back was turned. Or when she flirted with Justin Trudeau in front of her husband, or batting Fat Donnie's hand away on several occasions. Or wearing the "I Really Don't Care Do U?" coat when she made a token appearance to see the children who had been separated from their parents, and not being moved to do anything to help them. And then there's my favorite Melania "trailer trash" moment -- building the "Marie Antoinette Memorial Tennis Pavilion" on the WH grounds while people were losing jobs because of the pandemic that her husband was treating as an inconvenient hoax.

I hope she got the cash up front. Actually, I could care less what happens to her.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 05:48 PM

8. It has been a long four years.

This new POTUS and FLOTUS are a breath of fresh air and we have missed this kind of family so very much.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 05:56 PM

10. The contrast...



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Response to Duppers (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 06:05 PM

13. Great pix

Powerful display of alternate worlds.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #10)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 07:22 AM

39. You know I still don't get how the media gave her a pass after she wore that

to the kid's concentration camp/ They are a despicable couple - criminals who committed crimes against humanity.

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Response to malaise (Reply #39)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:44 AM

40. I know, right!

Had a Democratic First Lady worn such a dastardly hateful sign on her coat, we can just imagine what the Press would've said.

It's just infuriating. The Press Is The Problem.

Thanks, Malaise!



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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 05:59 PM

11. So refreshing to have actual humane humans in the WH again!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 06:03 PM

12. The Biden's - just wrote to a friend earlier today...

"The Biden's are such *good people* it makes me want to cry."

It's such a relief to have them in the WH!

Wishing them an early
Happy Valentine's Day!

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 06:06 PM

14. President Biden

looks cool with jeans on, both of them so human. Love it love them.

He even gave his coffee away, so nice. Nice that is word we haven't used in a while. Oh, just protect them all.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 06:08 PM

15. Biden is great but...

seeing Jill act like a First Lady and someone who cares can bring you to tears.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 06:10 PM

16. Kick

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 06:10 PM

17. I know it's moved me to tears

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 06:30 PM

18. my eyes are leaking

don't know why but they are.........in a good way.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 06:31 PM

19. What, no grievance rant? nt

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 06:32 PM

20. To be brutally honest, the Bidens are full of more love and compassion than I would have expected...

...from even a Democratic President. They are beyond extraordinary. In fact, they are an oxymoron - extraordinarily ordinary. Or so they seem.

I totally believe that they are 100% genuine with their public personas, but their ability to "sit around the kitchen table and chat with their neighbours" is deeper and wider than I thought, for sure...and probably what most people thought. And can then shift into CIC or in whatever mode he needs to be, in seconds.

They are cut from the same cloth as The Carters. Decent. More than exceptionally decent.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 06:39 PM

21. love the first bow wows .:)


and as someone posted down thread , its lovely and in the trump era, would have been yelled at or chased away, le sigh.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 06:44 PM

22. Just ... wow

The contrast couldn't be more stark.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 06:44 PM

23. Champ looks like he is having a tough day.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 06:56 PM

24. Champ is the older and larger one.

it looks like his leg is injured to cause a limp

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #24)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 08:47 PM

29. It's probably arthritis.

I hope it is not serious. Reminds me of my old guy he was my best friend...
Joe really loves his little pack. what a great day.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 06:35 AM

33. Thanks and corrected. nt

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 07:09 PM

25. I could watch that over and over

In fact I did. Makes me so thankful to have a president who care about people.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 07:11 PM

27. It's great to have real people in the White House

Apposed to the trolls who have been stinking up the place.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 09:46 PM

30. Never trust a president without a pet.

Not meant to be funny. I could see a reason not to - severe allergy or something. But Trump in all his life apparently never had a pet. Never shared your life and your heart with another species. I'm pretty sure if you can't expand your heart and soul to encompass an animal where you develop a co-dependency, you can't handle the responsibility of leading a state or country or whatever. And I don't mean somebody who has a hunting dog or something just for hunting but ignores them most of the time or a person who has a pet but goes on vacation without even making arrangements for somebody to come and feed them and walk them and give them some companionship.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 10:47 PM

31. Can a peaceful heart burst?

I am so very happy to know that Joe Biden is my president that my heart is just bursting.

Thank you America for choosing this intelligent, knowledgeable and wonderfully warm hearted man to lead our nation.

The sense of peace I feel is immeasurable.

Thank you for posting this clip.


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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Fri Feb 12, 2021, 10:49 PM

32. This lifted my spirits

Poor Champ seemed to have a hard time. He was noticeably limping. The cold weather must be hard on him.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 06:39 AM

34. ❤️ ✿❧🌿❧✿ ❤️

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 06:48 AM

35. they are so normal.. love it.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 07:07 AM

36. This just reinforces he impression I got the only time I met them

At the Democratic Convention in Denver in 2008, I as at a couple of meet and greet events with the Bidens. I didn't get to say much more than hello and joke that "we've gotta stop meeting like this, people are gonna talk (he laughed)" one time when we met up two nights in a row.

He's smart, certainly no fool, but doesn't exude the high intellectualism of Obama or Bill Clinton. He's well-read, just doesn't have the aura of it. Just real down-to-earth people. I'll bet he'll negotiate some crafty deals with some foreign adversaries and Republican leaders who won't even realize he's gotten the better of them until afterward.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 07:12 AM

37. It is so nice and refreshing to see some normalcy and kindness back in the White House after four

miserable years of an angry, stupid, orally incontinent carnival barker joke excuse of a president. I can't even tell you how much relief I feel now that he and his rotten family are gone.

Joe and Jill and their sweet puppers are such a joy to see, although I feel a bit sorry for the older dog, as he seems to be struggling a little. I just hope that we see more and more of them and less of the Trumps as time goes on, no matter how much the Trumps try to gain media attention. A complete Trump blackout is what we need.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 07:15 AM

38. It brought tears to my eyes. It was just so heartfelt, sincere, and caring.

We have been missing that for so long. It truly feels like we have all been in an abusive relationship.

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