Joe Biden returns to social media, gets the coolest welcome from Barack Obama!
Joe Biden, 75, returned to Instagram on Thursday for the first time since leaving office and quickly racked up more than 900,000 followers.
On Saturday, former President Barack Obama welcomed his old presidential running mate Joe Biden back to Instagram with a memorable throwback selfie of the duo and a sweet caption on top.
"My brother and friend @JoeBiden is back on Instagram. Welcome back, Joe—you'll always be one of the rare exceptions to my no-selfies rule," Obama wrote in his caption.
Here's what former President Obama shared on Instagram:
The photo was originally taken in July when the pair went to Dog Tag Bakery in Washington, D.C. The bakery is known to train veterans on how to run a business. Biden had previously used the photo on Twitter while wishing the erstwhile president a happy birthday on August 4.
"Our lunches together were a highlight of every week at the White House." Biden wrote on Twitter. "Last week's trip to @DogTagBakery was no different. Happy birthday to my brother, my friend, @BarackObama."
Since returning to the photo-sharing platform, Biden has posted just one photo of him in New York, working with wounded veterans to raise awareness for vets afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries, Bustle reports.
Quite a few Instagram liberals fawned over the Obama-Biden bromance on Saturday, with some desperately wishing Biden to run for the presidential office in 2020 against Trump. Many praised Obama for his "class" and wished the pair were still in office.
After President Obama left office, many wondered if their friendship would stand the test of time. However, all doubts were erased when both went to Toronto in September 2017 to attend the Invictus Games with Prince Harry. According to the event's website, Invictus Games "is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women, both serving and veterans."
Anita Decker Breckenridge, the former chief of staff, said both Obama and Biden are still going strong post their White House stint.
"The bromance continues. It’s not ended. That’s one of the things I would say, you know… What does [Obama] miss about the White House? I mean, they had lunch every single week for eight years."
With that said, the pair is known to always root for each other in politics. On Friday, Obama delivered a fervent speech at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, criticizing President Trump while actually mentioning him by name - a first for him. According to him, the students were "coming of age" during a time when the progress his administration had made was suffering a backlash.
"It did not start with Donald Trump, he is a symptom, not the cause. He is just capitalizing on resentment that politicians have been fanning for years. A fear, an anger that is rooted in our past but is also borne in our enormous upheavals that have taken place in your brief lifetimes," he said, CNN reports.
Biden showed his support for his "dear friend and brother" with a tweet:
"Inspiring words from @BarackObama today. A powerful reminder that it's on all of us to vote this fall if we want leaders who reflect the civility, character, dignity, and goodness of the American people. The stakes couldn't be higher, but Americans always rise to the occasion."
Inspiring words from @BarackObama today. A powerful reminder that it's on all of us to vote this fall if we want leaders who reflect the civility, character, dignity, and goodness of the American people. The stakes couldn't be higher, but Americans always rise to the occasion.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 7, 2018