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President Obama Surprises Teary-Eyed Joe Biden With The Presidential Medal Of Freedom At Sweet Send-Off!

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Alright, we need tissues STAT!

On Thursday, President Obama straight-up surprised Joe Biden with a touching tribute AND the Presidential Medal Of Freedom!

The Commander-In-Chief honored his VP with a sweet speech at the State Dining Room while the 74-year-old wiped away tears.

Photo: Young Joe Biden Was A FOX!

Barack applauded his right-hand man, deeming him "the best Vice President America's ever had." He raved:

"There has not been a single moment in that time I've doubted that decision. … For the past eight years he could not have been a more devoted or effective partner in the progress we have made."

But the Prez also addressed their flawless friendship, joking:

"This also gives the Internet one last chance to talk about our bromance."

Darn right!

Joe made faces at the audience while his boss cracked jokes about the Pennsylvania native becoming friends with Lady GaGa and meeting Pope Francis:

"When the Pope visited, Joe was even kind enough to let me talk to His Holiness as well."

The President gushed about his relationship with Joe, adding:

"He's been unafraid to give it to me straight, even when we disagree. Especially when we disagree. And that's what makes him the finest vice president we've ever seen."

And he didn't miss an opportunity to give his best Biden impression:

"It is, as Joe once said, a big deal."

But the biggest moment of the afternoon was when the 55-year-old shocked Joe with medal, declaring:

"For the final time as president, I am pleased to award our nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom."

When Joe took the podium, he joked about firing his Chief of Staff, because he thought he and Obama were meeting up with Jill Biden and Michelle Obama "to toast one another and say what an incredible journey it's been."

Related: Joe Pranks Donald Trump In These HIGHlarious Memes!

He confessed:

"I had no inkling."

And based on his emotional reaction, we totally believe him! He got teary expressing his love for our outgoing leader, saying:

"I'm indebted to you. I'm indebted to your friendship. I'm indebted to your family."

Ch-ch-check out the memorable moment Barack gifted his BFF with the amazing honor (below)!

And see more sweet snippets from Barack and Joe's speeches (below)!

Congrats, Joe! We'll miss you!

[Image via CNN.]

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