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This lovely moment between Obama and Joe Biden earlier is cheering up lots of people

A friendship for the ages.

2016 Election Obama Source: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/PA Wire

EARLIER THIS EVENING, President Barack Obama addressed the people of the US for the first time after Donald Trump’s election victory.

Accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, he said he hoped the transfer of power went as smoothly as possible, and spoke of his pride in Hillary Clinton and the nature of democracy.

I have said this before but I think of this job as being a relay runner… You take the baton, you run your best race, and hopefully you’ve made a little progress.

2016 Election Obama Source: AP/Press Association Images

One particular moment from Obama’s speech is proving to be a comfort to those in need of some – at one point, he said: “I’ve lost elections before. Joe hasn’t.”

Biden blessed himself, then popped over Obama’s shoulder to say:

Remember, you beat me badly.

joebiden Source: Twitter/@WhiteHouse

Then, at the end of his speech, the pair wandered off arm in arm.

obamabiden2 Source: Twitter/@NerdyWonka

This little moment of comic relief cheered quite a few people up, at least for a few minutes:

Ah, the lads <3

2016 Election Obama Source: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/PA Wire

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