Barack Obama got in on the Biden-Obama meme action on Monday as he wished his former vice president and “brother” Joe Biden a happy 75th birthday on Twitter.
Riffing on the many social media memes paying tribute to the bromance between the two politicians, the former president had some fun captioning a picture of himself somberly delivering his 2014 State of the Union speech, while Biden smiled and pointed in the background.
“ME: Joe, about halfway through the speech, I’m gonna wish you a happy birth–
BIDEN: IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!
The former president added: “Happy birthday to @JoeBiden, my brother and the best vice president anybody could have.”
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That particular moment has been memed in the past, with social media users jokingly speculating over who Biden was pointing at in the photo.
Biden told Seth Meyers the story behind the moment during a 2014 appearance on Late Night, revealing that it involved an unnamed senior senator who told him ahead of the speech, “Look, Joe. I know you and Barack are friends, but don’t stand up on every damn thing he says, okay?”
Then, as Obama gave his speech, Biden said he noticed the very same senator standing and applauding numerous times.
“And then I counted. Seventeen times this particular senator stood up in front of the president. So I went like this,” he said, imitating his smile and point. “Talk about a suck-up.”
Twitter reacted to Monday’s birthday meme with delight, and reminisced about Obama and Biden’s time in the White House.
“He finally made his own meme!!” rejoiced one fan. “I miss the Obama/Joe friendship memes so much it almost hurts.”