Joe Biden Gets Teary-Eyed While Talking about Late Son Beau during 'Morning Joe' Interview
Joe Biden becomes emotional as he talks about his late son Beau and how, even in death, Beau still encouraged him.
Losing a loved one can be difficult. The loss can be overwhelming, be it physically, mentally, or emotionally. One never truly gets over the damage, no matter how long it has been.
In a recent interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show, one could feel the pain and loss of former Vice-President and presidential aspirant, Joe Biden, when asked about his son Beau who died January 2015.
BEAU SHOULD BE THE ONE RUNNING
When asked how his late son guides him through his campaign trail, Joe Biden became very emotional and visibly distraught as he tried to hold back his tears. The sad father replied, saying:
"Beau should be the one running for president, not me."
Beau, who died at the age of 46 from brain cancer, was one of his father's main supporters and campaign strategists throughout Joe's political career, and his loss was deeply felt by his father and those who knew him.
DADDY'S FALLEN ANGEL
Joe further said with tears in his eyes, that it was his son who continually encouraged him to be the best and to remain in the public sector. He referred to him as his fallen angel, who regularly guides him and motivates him.
Beau might be gone, but he still continually grabs his father by the lapel pin
"He is part of me, and so is my surviving son Hunter and (daughter) Ashley," Joe said. Although Beau has gone for almost four years, his father still wonders if he is making him proud and alludes that his son walks with him despite how silly it might sound to others.
LOSS CONNECTS PEOPLE
The 77-year-old father mentioned that loss had a way of connecting people. He expressed that a lot of people would be amazed at how many people walked up to him to share their story of losing a loved one. He said:
"All they want to know is that you can make it, and the way you make it is you have a purpose, and you realize they're inside you, they're part of it, it's impossible to separate it."
Over the years, Joe's loss has been an inspiration for people and families across the world. He has used his personal story of overcoming grief to connect with the American People.
THE SON BEAU
Beau was the first son of Joe and late Neilia Bidden. He was the 44th attorney general of Delaware and died from brain cancer in 2015 after battling with it for a couple of years.
Beau was not only the son of Joe Biden, but he was also one of his chief supporters who always encouraged his father in his political pursuits.
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Child care is personal to me. I was a single parent as a young senator after my wife and daughter passed away in an automobile accident. I commuted over 220 miles a day on Amtrak — between Wilmington, Delaware, and Washington D.C. — to be there for my two boys and to tuck them into bed at night. I was lucky to have my sister Valerie around to help, but I know not every single parent is so lucky. I understand the difficult choices a parent has to make in order to give their kids the best possible start in life. That’s why I’m committed to making child care affordable for every parent and providing high-quality, universal pre-kindergarten for all three- and four-year-olds.
It is not the first time Joe Bidden understands what loss means; Joe lost his first wife, Neilia, and his daughter in a car crash in 1972 and was compelled then by his sons 8-year-old Beau and Hunter to get married again.
Beau might have left his father in this world, but he still continually grabs his father by the lapel pin even in death and encourage him to be who he is.