In ceremony held at the White House on Thursday, President Obama honored his vice president by presenting him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Before presenting the award, Obama praised Biden for his "faith in your fellow Americans, for your love of country and a lifetime of service."
As Obama presented the award, Biden couldn't hold back tears and turned his back momentarily to remove a handkerchief from his pocket. For the first time in his presidency, Obama presented the medal to Biden with distinction. Watch the moment above.