It appeared to be the President saying a farewell to Joe Biden in touching, emotional words, and you could see the Vice President almost start to well-up. But then it took a turn...and President Obama -- to Biden's clear shocked -- awarded him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Biden's reaction, and then a further "topper" by the President and Biden's quiet response to that, and then his unprepared, lovely 20 minute speech were a joy. To his credit, he made it all the way through. Barely.
Here's some of it.