NewsPolitics Obama and Biden are #friendshipgoals By Lauren Cook email@example.com Updated June 8, 2017 3:54 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Cory and Shawn, Nick and Schmidt, Barack Obama and Joe Biden -- all are modern-day bromances, but only one of these duos are real-life best friends. Admit it, Obama and Biden have the kind of friendship that most of us wish we could have with a person -- you know, instead of your cat. Although the former president and vice president came from very different backgrounds, they joined together over eight years ago to better the lives of the American people, and in the process became BFFs. During his farewell address, Obama said choosing Biden as his vice president was the best decision he made. "...Not just because you have been a great vice president, but because in the bargain I gained a brother," Obama said, speaking directly to Biden from the stage. "And we love you and Jill like family, and your friendship has been one of the great joys of our lives." And in January, just days before leaving office, the pair took their bromance to the next level when Obama surprised Biden by awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction -- an honor only three other people in the last three presidencies have received. The pair even have friendship bracelets to prove their BFF status. But just in case you need more proof, here are 16 times Obama and Biden were the epitome of #friendshipgoals. Photo Credit: Joe Biden (@VP) via Twitter Yes, these bracelets exist. And yes, they belong to Biden and Obama. Biden tweeted this photo along with a heartwarming birthday message for the president. "Happy 55th, Barack! A brother to me, a best friend forever," Biden said. Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Emmanuel Dunand Biden isn't the only one to send mushy tweets on his BFF's birthday. Obama had this message for Biden: "Happy birthday, Joe! The best @VP and friend I could have had alongside me these past eight years." Awwww. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong Only Biden could make Obama laugh as he addresses the nation after President-elect Donald Trump's victory. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Nicholas Kamm Don't you wish you had a BFF who looked at you the way Biden looks at Obama? Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong They have heated discussions over Shake Shack, just like all New Yorkers and their BFFs. Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Mandel Ngan That time when Biden offered Obama a taste of his cookie but then insisted the president get his own, and the two adorably squabbled over who would pay the bill. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Alex Wong Obama and Biden arriving for Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House is all of us after waiting an hour to be seated at brunch. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt Biden looks like a really good hugger. Photo Credit: Getty Images -- Pool / Drew Angerer They've stood by each other through tough times. When Biden's son Beau died, he asked Obama to deliver the eulogy. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Win McNamee And they celebrate each other's accomplishments, too, like when Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Patrick Smith They chill outside of the White House. Photo Credit: Getty Images -- Pool / Alexis C. Glenn And they hang with each other's families, too. Photo Credit: Getty Images -- Pool / Michael Reynolds They make each other laugh even when other people are talking. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Nicholas Kamm When Obama told Biden at his farewell address that he "gained a brother," they both got choked up and we all wept quietly in front of our TVs. Photo Credit: AFP / Getty Images / Nicholas Kamm Biden couldn't hold back his tears as Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Honor with Distinction during a surprise ceremony. Obama even acknowledged their well-known "bromance" before bestowing the nation's highest civilian honor on his "brother." Who's got the tissues? Photo Credit: The White House via Getty Images / Pete Souza Like all good friendships, distance has not stopped Obama and Biden from staying in touch. Before leaving office, Biden told CBS' John Dickerson on "Face the Nation" that he and Obama planned to hang out after their terms were through. "We're still going to hang out for a little bit," he said. "... For real, we'll have longer lunches." And it appears the two have made good on that promise. Although they haven't been spotted in public together, Obama's former chief of staff Anita Decker Breckenridge said Obama and Biden got together after Trump's inauguration when the Obamas established their new offices in D.C.'s West End, People reported. By Lauren Cook firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.