RIP, Beau Biden

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Wonderful, crazy Uncle Joe, and steady Aunt Jill. Stay strong.

Chat on.

74 Responses to “RIP, Beau Biden”

  1. 3 Ceb
    May 30, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of his passing a few minutes ago. My heart and prayers go out to our VP and all of the family and friends who loved Beau.

  2. May 30, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    This is heartbreaking news.

  3. 7 amk for obama
    May 30, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    My condolences Uncle Joe and his family. May he rest in peace.

  4. 8 Nerdy Wonka
    May 30, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Oh God, no…no….no…

    May his beautiful soul rest in peace.

  5. 9 Obama Grandmama
    May 30, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Upon hearing of Beau’s death I had to come here to be with his extended family. My prayers are for the Biden family and all that love them. It is a sad event.

  6. May 30, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Beau Biden, same age as me and the missus. Jesus.

  7. 12 hopefruit2
    May 30, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    My goodness..this hit me like like rock. I’m in tears. May he RIP, and deepest condolences to our VP Uncle Joey, his family and Beau’s wife and kids.

  8. 13 mtmarilyn
    May 30, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    My heart is so heavy. How much does one family endure. I think of the Kennedy family. Prayers for the whole Biden family. Thank you LL for this thread.

  9. 15 MightyPamela
    May 30, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Signing off now, will do some Light work, and set prayer and peace around the Vice President and his beloved family. They will feel our love all around, it will strengthen their hearts. ❤ Goodnight, TOD, thank you. ❤

  10. 16 GGail
    May 30, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Rest in peace Beau Biden. You touched many and will not be forgotten. I pray for strength for your loved ones.

  11. May 30, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    I can’t stop crying.

  12. 18 Nerdy Wonka
    May 30, 2015 at 11:12 pm

  13. May 30, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    All my love Joe, Jill and Family. RIP Beau

  14. May 30, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    The President’s statement was so eloquent and heartfelt. He always knows what to say.

  15. 22 Nerdy Wonka
    May 30, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    This just hit me hard.

    The family has gone through so much

    The Biden family’s strength awes and humbles me.

    May Beau Biden rest in peace and may the good lord comfort them.

    • 23 arapaho415
      May 30, 2015 at 11:40 pm

      Yes, absolutely heartbreaking.

      Only Hunter to carry on Neilia Hunter Biden’s legacy. 😦

      Both tweets posted on the previous thread, but more appropriate on this tribute to Beau Biden, may he rest in peace and may his family endure and recover from this devastating loss.

  16. 24 idon
    May 30, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    I’m so very sad for the Biden. Vice President Biden was carrying the world on his shoulders while dealing with the impending loss of his son. THere are just no words for that.

    • May 31, 2015 at 3:14 am

      idon, I hope you don’t mind me tweeting a slightly modified version of your beautiful words. Context in-tact.

  17. May 30, 2015 at 11:36 pm

  18. May 30, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    My heart aches tonight for VP Joe Biden and his family. I am especially thinking of Beau’s widow and children who have lost a husband and a father. I’ve followed VP Joe Biden ever since he was elected as the youngest man to serve in the U.S. Senate. In my book, he is is one of the most, courageous, compassionate and authentic human beings. I still vividly remember that photo of the 4 year-old, Beau Biden, as his father was sworn in as the U.S. Senator from the hospital after another devastating loss of family members. From all the testimonials, Beau, like his father Joe, was an incredible human being. May he RIP! May the Biden family find strength to cope with the loss of their beloved Beau.

    • May 31, 2015 at 3:25 am

      Nathkatun7, thanks for sharing your blessed experience with the Biden’s. What’s the title of your book?

  19. 29 sjterrid
    May 30, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    RIP Beau Biden. My thoughts and prayers for VP Biden, Jill, his family and to Beau’s wife and children.

  20. 30 arapaho415
    May 30, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    More photos of Beau and @VP:

    From @VP’s last birthday, Nov 2014:

    • 31 arapaho415
      May 30, 2015 at 11:43 pm

      OK, I screwed this up. The first photo is obviously of Beau and his son, not @VP.

      • 32 jacquelineoboomer
        May 31, 2015 at 1:18 am

        No problem, arapaho, we got it. I’d never seen that photo before, so thank you for sharing it.

  21. 33 arapaho415
    May 30, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    This is for Susanne in Hawaii, if she’s lurking now.

    From the 2012 article after the passing of Daniel Inouye of Hawaii:
    “’Stay six months, Joe,’ remember Danny? ‘Just stay six months,’” Biden recalled in his 2009 farewell speech to the Senate, acknowledging Inouye as one of the few senators who remained from that time.

    Inouye and Biden would strike up a tight bond during their service together in the Senate. So much so that when Biden launched his campaign for the presidency in 1987, it was Inouye whom he asked to introduce him.”

    • 34 susanne
      May 31, 2015 at 1:45 am

      aloha arapaho-
      thanks for this wonderful bit of history– i had no idea. i’m just heartsick for joe, and for all those who knew and loved his dear son, a thoroughly good man. i love our president’s statement– raising the lantern.

  22. 35 HZ
    May 30, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    May the power of loving peacefulness rest upon VP Biden, Jill and Hunter’s loving wife and children. Angel of grace be upon Beau’s entire loving family during this very difficult time. May the love here at TOD spread out to our wonderful VP and Jill. HZ

  23. May 30, 2015 at 11:54 pm

  24. 37 PrayerWarriorforObama
    May 30, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    My prayers go up for the Biden family. May their hearts be truly comforted, and eternal rest granted to Beau Biden.

  25. 38 arapaho415
    May 30, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    More, this time with photos of PBO:

  26. 39 a4alice
    May 30, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    oh no. I can’t imagine what it is like to be a parent and lose your child. Thoughts and prayers are with VP Joe and the Biden family.

  27. 40 Judith Fardig
    May 31, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Such devastating news for the Biden family. My heart goes out to all of them, but especially Joe.

  28. 44 donna dem 4 obama
    May 31, 2015 at 12:19 am

    A Poem to Beau

    If tears could build a stairway
    and thoughts a memory lane
    VP Joe would walk right up to heaven
    and bring you home again
    You were gone before they knew it
    And only God knows why.
    You were the best of all of them
    And the twinkle in your families eye

    With heart’s still active in sadness
    And secret tears still flow
    What it meant to lose you
    No one can ever know.
    And now they know you’d want them
    To mourn for you no more
    To remember all the happy times
    Life still has so much in store.

    Since you’ll never be forgotten
    Your family pledges today
    A hallowed place within their hearts
    Is where you’ll always stay.

    Author Unknown

  29. May 31, 2015 at 12:24 am

  30. 50 donna dem 4 obama
    May 31, 2015 at 12:28 am

  31. 51 Jeff
    May 31, 2015 at 12:58 am

    This is so incredibly sad. He was a great man who accomplished a good deal in his life that was cut tragically short. 😦

  32. 52 donna dem 4 obama
    May 31, 2015 at 1:05 am

  33. 57 jacquelineoboomer
    May 31, 2015 at 2:20 am

    Happiness on earth is to be loved and to love. Beau Biden had both. May he rest in eternal peace.

  34. May 31, 2015 at 2:41 am

    It’s 2:28am where I am and I just sat down at the computer. The first thing I read is the passing of Beau Biden. I don’t think I’ll get much sleep tonight. I really could see Beau doing great things. My sincere condolences to VP Biden, Dr. Biden and the entire Biden family; to President Obama, Ms. Obama and everyone who held Beau and the Biden family in their heart.

  35. 61 canadabarb4obama
    May 31, 2015 at 3:46 am

    Rest in Peace, Beau. Please dear Lord bless the entire Biden family, the Obama family, and our TOD family. This loss of an incredible human being leaves so many with broken hearts. Please, Lord help all to heal.

  36. 62 99ts
    May 31, 2015 at 4:15 am

    After a busy day I have just seen this so sad news – may the family find comfort in themselves and their friends – they did all that could be done.

  37. May 31, 2015 at 6:18 am

    God Bless the Biden Family…Please wrap your arms around them and comfort them…Amen

  38. 64 globalcitizenlinda
    May 31, 2015 at 6:25 am


    one of the very few days I slept early,

    waking up, I did what I always do – checked TOD;

    this loss of Beau is simply devastating!

    Beau was someone I knew off from a far, through his work and that of his parents. But most importantly, through the dignity, kindness, faithfulness and dedication they showed to PBO, the First Family and to this nation.

    I been crying for the last two hours for the huge loss of Beau, crying for his dear wife and his young children, and aching for VP Joe.

    No wonder the last photo of VP Joe we saw was so pensive – a number of us commented on his demeanor then. We hoped against hope that his son would improve but fate chose otherwise.

    I am at a loss about what to do because I can only imagine the sorrow and pain VP Joe and his entire family must be feeling.

    life is so unfair!

    May 31, 2015 at 6:31 am


  40. 66 sherijr
    May 31, 2015 at 6:47 am

    I had no idea about this, until this morning reading the news article. I knew Beau was in the hospital.. but did not know how ill he was. I have been so self involved with my own home/ family stuff, that I just had no idea. I am so sorry for our VP and family, this is horrible and sad and heartbreaking. What a terrible loss.

  41. May 31, 2015 at 7:17 am

    Please keep Secretary Kerry in your thoughts.

  42. 71 jackiegrumbacher
    May 31, 2015 at 7:37 am

    LL, thank you for putting together this beautiful tribute so quickly. It is exactly what all of us needed to share our grief. My heart especially aches for Beau’s young children whose lives will be irrevocably changed as of today. There was obviously so much love in that family. Having lost a father at a young age, I know there’s a space in your heart that never gets filled.

  43. 73 Titti
    May 31, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Sending thoughts and prayers to the Biden family – RIP Beau.

  44. 74 andogriff
    June 3, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    So very sad to hear this news.

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