OK, maybe that story about Joe Biden sashaying through the halls of the White House in the celebratory aftermath of marriage equality with a rainbow flag draped behind him like a cape was a bit too farfetched to be real (though it made for one hell of a photoshop), but there are plenty of actual reasons to still love the Veep.
Take, for instance, his adorable retelling of the first time he ever saw two men kissing.
A 17-year-old Joe was driving with his father in their hometown of Wilmington, Delaware when Joe got a lasting lesson in love:
“As we were stopped at the light, two men on the right — very well-dressed men, obviously, business people working for either Hercules or DuPont turned and embraced one another and kissed each other. And they went their separate ways,” he told a crowd of 1,000 Freedom to Marry supporters during a recent speech.
“I’ll never forget. I turned and looked at my dad, just looked at him. And I’ll never forget what he said. He said, Joey, they love each other. It’s simple. They love each other. It’s simple.
That’s what this has been all about from the beginning.”
We’re guessing Rick Santorum’s father imparted a slightly different message, but you can’t win ’em all, can you?
Biden ended his speech with another memorable, more recent gay kiss between footballer Abby Wambach and her wife after the US victory at the Women’s World Cup:
“With a flag in hand and her arm around her wife, giving her a kiss, that is really something.
It was just as normal as countless other times you’ve seen that happen.”
Stay classy, Joe.