A politician has been caught in the act — but it’s no scandal.
As Fox 5 reports, a bystander spotted former Vice President Joe Biden speaking to a homeless man outside an AMC movie theater in Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood on March 8. According to Caleb Baca, the man who captured the moment, the rumored 2020 presidential hopeful was leaving a movie date with his granddaughter.
“I’m not exactly sure what he gave the homeless man, but he appeared to write something down on a piece of paper inside the movie theater, which he then proceeded to give the homeless man outside,” Baca told Fox 5.
Joe Biden took his granddaughter to the movies in Georgetown last night…..on his way out he stopped to speak w/ a…
The photo has quickly gone viral since its posting on Facebook by D.C. businessman Paul Equale. It currently has more than 170,000 reactions and 117,000 shares.
The former Delaware senator has been praised on social media for his act of kindness and compassion.
— MurielBowser (@MurielBowser) March 10, 2018
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) March 9, 2018
Vice President Joe Biden was spotted speaking with a homeless man after taking his granddaughter to the movies in Georgetown the other day. You can’t buy class, compassion and decency, it’s instilled within one’s soul. pic.twitter.com/MFs14I0sbN
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) March 11, 2018
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) March 11, 2018
His actions have also been compared to Donald Trump, who could face him in a 2020 election.
And this is why, despite his age, @JoeBiden would make a formidable candidate for Democrats. He would appeal to people who want to see a little genuine empathy and humanity brought back to the Oval Office. Besides, it’s not like Trump is a spring chicken with a head full of hair. https://t.co/IZwW40exWy
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) March 9, 2018
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) March 11, 2018
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) March 9, 2018
Biden has yet to publicly respond to the photo.
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