23/03/2017 12:17 AM IST

Joe Biden Meets Adorable Puppy Also Named Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden had the world’s cutest greeter welcome him to Capitol Hill on Wednesday — and the two even share a name.


Biden, a golden retriever puppy, mugged for the camera and even licked the face of his namesake, who was in D.C. to celebrate the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act.

The owner of Biden the dog, identified by Buzzfeed only as “Sydney,” told the site she named the pup because Biden the human is her “favorite politician and favorite elected official.” NBC News identified the woman as a Republican staffer, but she told Buzzfeed that she respects the former vice president despite some differences in political opinions.

She also said his face “lit up” when he learned the sweet yellow fluffball was named after him.


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Puppy Biden’s Instagram account bidenthegolden describe him as a “dc dog,” and his photos back it up.

i have a dream

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naps in the rotunda

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Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re going to imagine Biden and Biden frolicking off into the sunset for boatloads of wacky adventures.