Cheer up, Joe! They’re letting you out to go to the movies tonight!

Forget any star ratings you might see in the newspaper or online for Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper.” The film, which tells the story of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, inspired Vice President Joe Biden to corner star Bradley Cooper and lock him in the famous Biden bear hug.

There’s no word on exactly how many people or objects Biden hugged at tonight’s Washington, D.C. premiere, but we’ll assume he liked the movie.

We wish there were better photographs of the event, but we’ll keep looking.