What started as a trip to the movies with his granddaughter turned into something much more for former vice president Joe Biden.
The Delaware Democrat was spotted outside a theater in Washington, D.C., last week speaking to a homeless man in a moment that has since gone viral.
Paul Equale, who works in the D.C. area, posted the photo on Facebook, which has since garnered more than 130,000 shares and 192,000 reactions as of Tuesday evening.
"Joe Biden took his granddaughter to the movies in Georgetown last night.....on his way out he stopped to speak w/ a homeless man. A bystander took this candid shot. Character is about what you do when no one is watching," Equale wrote on Facebook. Equale did not take the photo, but rather saw it on Politico and shared it.
According to FOX 5, Caleb Baca snapped the picture and saw Biden hand the man a piece of paper. "I'm not exactly sure what he gave the homeless man, but he appeared to write something down on a piece of paper inside the movie theater," Baca told the TV station.
Since the photo was posted, many have praised Biden on social media, including D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser.
However, not all thought the action was as admirable as some made it out to be.
Biden, who chose not to run in the 2016 presidential election after his son Beau's death, told Vanity Fair in its December issue that he hadn't decided to run but also hadn't decided not to run.
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