Many on Thursday afternoon were reaching for that box of tissues they’d emptied Tuesday night during President Obama’s farewell address in Chicago. As if it were possible to feel worse over the president leaving office, Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction.

At several points during the ceremony, Biden even turned his back to the crowd to hide his own tears, which seemed to be everywhere.

We felt a little bad that we too hadn’t been moved to tears, but thankfully Popehat came through with the words we were looking for.

As much as viewers were caught up in the bromance between Obama and Biden, which we don’t doubt is real … nothing any of the media types have said above seems to merit the highest civilian honor … from your boss, essentially.

One thing about Joe Biden: he does manage to hit the nail on the head, sometimes uncomfortably so.

Eww … is that covered by Obamacare?

A parting thought: