Joe Biden has called his grandchildren 'my heart.' Here are 11 candid photos that show their close bond.
Posted on November 17, 2022
Candid photos show President Joe Biden spending time with his grandchildren.
Biden's son Hunter has four children with his ex-wife: Naomi, Finnegan, Maisy, and Beau.
Biden's late son, Beau Biden, had two children: Natalie and Robert Hunter Biden II.
Joe Biden (then a US senator) stood with granddaughters Finnegan and Maisy Biden after a Democratic candidates debate in 2007.
Biden faced off against Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton at the debate.
On the campaign trail in 2008, Natalie Biden joined the vice presidential candidate onstage.
Biden spoke at a rally in Media, Pennsylvania.
At the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Biden put his arm around his oldest granddaughter, Naomi.
Naomi will marry her fiancé Peter Neal at the White House on November 19.
Biden and Finnegan stopped for milkshakes in North Carolina in 2020.
The pair grabbed milkshakes at Cook Out, a regional fast-food chain, in Durham, North Carolina.
He held Maisy close at a campaign event in Michigan.
Biden spoke at a canvass kickoff event in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 2020.
Maisy returned the favor when Biden delivered his victory speech in Wilmington, Delaware.
"I would not be here without the love and tireless support of Jill, Hunter, Ashley, all of our grandchildren and their spouses, and all our family," he said in his speech. "They are my heart."
Biden also gave his grandson Beau a kiss on the forehead.
The young Beau Biden is named for Biden's late son Beau, who died of cancer in 2015.
He and Jill Biden watched fireworks for the Fourth of July with Finnegan and Naomi in 2021.
The president and first lady hosted a Fourth of July event for essential workers and military families.
In June, he gave Beau a lift at the White House.
Biden greeted Beau upon returning from summits in Germany and Spain.
Later that month, he spent Father's Day with his grandchildren at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware.
Natalie Biden told press gathered at Rehoboth Beach that her family spent Father's Day having dinner together and doing puzzles.
In August, he embraced Robert Hunter Biden after signing the PACT Act in the East Room of the White House.
The PACT Act of 2022, officially titled the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promises to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022, addresses the needs of veterans who became sick after being exposed to toxic burns pits during their time in the military.
Robert's father Beau was diagnosed with brain cancer after serving in the Iraq War.