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This Adorable Pup Named Biden Just Got To Meet Former VP Joe Biden

This is a BFD — a Biden Friendly Doggo.

Posted on March 22, 2017, at 12:19 p.m. ET

Lissandra Villa/BuzzFeed News

Former vice president Joe Biden was at the Capitol on Wednesday to celebrate the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and was greeted by an unexpected guest.

Biden is known for drawing crowds, so someone who wanted to meet him today lined up nice and early to make sure they were in his line of sight.

Meet Biden, the pup.

Lissandra Villa

Biden is a 4-month-old Golden Retriever doggo named after the former vice president.

"I named the dog Biden just because he is probably my favorite politician and favorite elected official," Sydney, Biden's owner, told BuzzFeed News. (Sydney chose not to give BuzzFeed News her last name.) "I really respect Joe Biden even though I don't necessarily align with him politically."

He showed up to the Capitol with his owner hours early to meet his namesake.

Photo courtesy of Biden's owner.

His human told BuzzFeed News that today was the most calm Biden had ever been for four hours straight.

Eventually Biden the human appeared. Here he is trying to make a low-key entrance.

Lissandra Villa

"As soon as he saw the dog during the actual speech, he pointed at the dog, tapped his friend and then started like cracking up. Right towards the end, I, like, kind of signaled him, and he, like, gave me a wink to come over," Sydney said.

All of Biden's waiting paid off.

Photo courtesy of Biden's owner.

"As soon as I told him his name was Biden, he started kissing the dog, which is like exactly what I expected Biden would do," Sydney said.

Sydney said no one was as excited about Biden the pup as Biden the human.

"As soon as I told him, his face lit up."

There's a reason Biden the pup didn't look too starstruck around the former VP.


Susan Walsh / AP

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.