People immediately began to speculate as to what the announcement could ~really~ be about.
Correction: Many references to Back to The Future.
But the suspense was soon over: Joe Biden announced he was not running for president.
Many people on the internet were understandably sad...
For a wide variety of reasons.
Really sad we won't get to watch Biden & Trump debate now. That would have been truly drinking-game-worthy.
Though I’m sad to miss out on a world of Biden uncomfortably snuggling world leaders, this is the right call.
Some were especially concerned with how Leslie Knope would take the news.
I'm sure Joe Biden announcing he will not run for President just made Leslie Knope pretty sad #ParksandRec
Some thought of expressing their emotions through Biden fanfic.
I'm so sad. Time to start that Biden fan fiction.
People felt betrayed.
Wtf Biden. You have betrayed me.
I feel sooooo sad right now... I really wanted Uncle Joe to run. I will miss you @VP Biden!!! #RidinWithBidenForever
People love Uncle Joe.
I ❤️ Joe Biden.
LOVE you @VP Biden! Stand up guy! @JoeBiden
Their hearts were broken.
October 21, 2015 - The day Joe Biden officially broke my heart
Joe Biden may never be the President of the United States of America BUT...
Joe Biden: I am not running, and now I must go, think of me often
Joe Biden still the president of your mom's heart though