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Ncaaw! Barack Obama & Joe Biden give us squad goals

Outgoing US President Barack Obama awarded outgoing Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

US President Barack Obama awards Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Picture: YouTube screengrab.

JOHANNESBURG – Outgoing US President Barack Obama awarded outgoing Vice President Joe Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Obama gave the vice president the surprise award in an emotional ceremony, initially billed as a farewell.

An emotional and surprised Biden stood by as Obama piled on the praise on what he called the “best possible choice, not just for me, but for the American people”.

Biden praised the president as “remarkable man who did remarkable things for this country” who had truly treated him like an equal partner in governance.

The US’ highest civilian honour, with distinction is a title previously given only to President Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II and General Colin Powell.

The award comes as both men prepare to leave office when Donald Trump is inaugurated on 20 January.

Obama joked that the internet would have one last chance to mock the pair's "bromance".

ARE THE BIDEN/OBAMA MEMES THE ULTIMATE BROMANCE?

In the aftermath last year’s election, some Americans took comfort in imagining the outgoing administration pranking the new one.

Memes of Obama and Biden as the ultimate squad goals or bromance will have you on the floor with laughter.

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