A clip of Joe Biden from 2018 has resurfaced online and has reminded many of how pleasant it is to have a leader with a caring soul.
The video is from the aftermath of the shooting at Parkland High School. In it, Biden, who arrived to speak at the gathering, greeted Debbi Hixon, the widow of Coach Chris Hixon who died while defending students from the shooter.
As Biden turns away to give his speech, Hixon's son, Corey, runs up to the Vice President, taking him by surprise.
In a touching moment, Biden embraces the young man, telling him:
"Thank you for hugging me. You ok? You'll be ok. We'll be ok."
I'm one of those who frets that the election will be much closer than the polls indicate. That in a world where non… https://t.co/7XRlKI5ONr— Arun Chaudhary (@Arun Chaudhary) 1603279027.0
The video went viral on Twitter, where many users found themselves moved by the emotional moment.
I had never seen this clip before today, and now I’m sitting here wiping tears from my face. Joe Biden is a good ma… https://t.co/6FbD3gbBPY— Michelle Kinney (@Michelle Kinney) 1603303855.0
I’ll never forget the comfort that @JoeBiden brought Corey after he lost his dad in the Parkland shooting. This pow… https://t.co/SyiLgD1SmI— Gabrielle Giffords (@Gabrielle Giffords) 1600289667.0
Had to wipe my eyes too. That type of compassion comes from the soul. We have all needed that type of hug before.… https://t.co/rRB9HEDaLs— Charles Booker (@Charles Booker) 1603332817.0
Very few people could imagine President Trump displaying this level of caring.
@MichelleKinney @djrothkopf Good god. We need this.— Anne Lutz Fernandez (@Anne Lutz Fernandez) 1603304555.0
Empathy, kindness and strength. #BidenHarris2020 https://t.co/BxVI5dPZcP— Patton Oswalt (@Patton Oswalt) 1603320573.0
there are no words... https://t.co/LRJllMEB6a— bettemidler (@bettemidler) 1603335999.0
Many online longed for a President who was able to express their kindness and love.
We need this right now. We need Joe. #Biden https://t.co/00UwqqYwq7— Nancy Lee Grahn (@Nancy Lee Grahn) 1603314389.0
America, we need a man with a good soul and a kind heart to be our President, now more than ever. Please watch this… https://t.co/IiVCCnnUW5— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@Ana Navarro-Cárdenas) 1603311803.0
Such a good and kind human being. I can’t stop watching this. https://t.co/FficFAEmZG— Jennifer Granholm (@Jennifer Granholm) 1603326578.0
Just weeks before the election, this video of Biden acting Presidential likely made a difference in the mind of some undecided voters.
One more reason to #vote. https://t.co/dRXM1vtZna— Téa Leoni (@Téa Leoni) 1603330820.0
This. A return to decency. To humanity. To love. To holding each other up in our darkest moments. https://t.co/Gmb3VbtZQI— Melissa Fumero (@Melissa Fumero) 1603323126.0
Biden's supporters quickly amplified the video to make sure everyone saw their candidate!
Yes. We need a Mr Rogers President. Thank you @JoeBiden for your humanity. https://t.co/s1Pk2z7R9V— Rabbi Jill Zimmerman (@Rabbi Jill Zimmerman) 1603331472.0
@ArunChaud Thank you for this. I feel so strongly that @JoeBiden is the leader that our Country needs right now. He… https://t.co/jSLg4VMpRe— United We Sing (@United We Sing) 1603305453.0
Though Donald Trump has done nothing to curb gun violence since the Parkland shootings, Vice President Biden is hoping this video will help him enter office and make a difference.