Joe Biden is the unexpected breakout star of the US election

These Joe Biden memes are everything we need right now

The Internet is in love with one man right now, and it’s not Barack Obama. It’s America’s outgoing Vice President Joe Biden.

The President’s right-hand man has spent years in the shadow of his suave boss, but in the aftermath of a shock US election result Joe has finally found his time to shine. You go, Joe!

Perhaps the Joe Biden love-in is a sign that we really don’t know how good we had it, but with walking horror show Mike Pence looming on the horizon as the next Veep (a man whose moves to cut funding to Planned Parenthood helped trigger a mini HIV epidemic in Indiana), we’ve finally come to appreciate Mr Biden in all his glory.

The fangirling (and fan-boying) got so out of hand this week that this picture of a younger Joe Biden was even summoned from the archives.

What can we say? HELLO MR VEEP:

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As Twitter user @_naidacielo put it: ‘Young Joe Biden could leave me on read at 4:30 and text at 8:47 and I would reply at 8:46’

Then of course there’s all those Joe Biden and Barack bromance memes. In the run-up to, and aftermath of, President-elect Trump’s visit to the White House, our Twitter and Instagram feeds have been flooded with joyful Barry and Biden ‘exchanges’, some reinforcing the love-in between Barack and his right hand man, others giving creative suggestions for Trump’s ‘introduction’ to the White House (including leaving a fake Kenyan passport in a SECRET DO NOT OPEN envelope in the Oval Office and setting up some Home Alone 2 traps).

Here are some of our favourites. Special mention to Twitter user Molly Goodfellow (@hansmollman) and Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) for their fine work in this area:

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Donald Trump won’t be formally inaugurated as President until late January, which gives us plenty of time to wallow in these Biden and Barack memes and pay homage to America’s Uncle-in-Chief.

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