Former Vice President Joe Biden, 75, gave a heartfelt eulogy for his long-time friend Senator John McCain on Thursday at a private memorial service in Phoenix, Arizona.
From his opening lines, Biden captivated the crowd:
My name’s Joe Biden. I’m a Democrat and I love John McCain.
He then went on to extoll the virtues of the late Arizona Republican who died of brain cancer on Saturday at 81, choking back tears at moments and smiling in fond remembrance at others.
See it for yourself:
Commenters on Twitter were moved by Biden's words: