America's happy warrior comes home today.
There may be no place the vice president would rather be than his home town of Scranton, Pa.
Here are the Veep's top three Scranton moments:
3. Saved treasured baseball cards from trash
In 2011, Biden visited families whose homes were damaged by flooding. When he visited the home of Gertrude Yachna, 79, and her sister Johanna, 75, he spotted boxes and albums of Topps baseball cards on the sidewalk as trash.
"Don't throw them out, they're worth money," Biden said. "All kidding aside," he said later, "These are worth more money than you can possibly imagine."
In the end, the Yachna sisters kept the cards.
2. Green Ridge Little League Field Visit in the Green Ridge area of Scranton
Meeting with the Green Ridge All-Star team in 2012, Biden signed baseballs and taught them a little bit of local history.
“I’m so old I played the first game ever played on this field,” he said, though he later admitted to being benched for that game. “I didn’t actually play, but I was still here.”
1. 2008 Democratic Convention Acceptance Speech
Before he was ever Vice President, Biden gave a poignant address at the Democratic Convention when he first accepted his party's nomination. Sending love out to his family, his mother in particular who was in the audience, he emphasized his Scranton roots multiple times.
And, though this isn't the real Joe Biden, one of the best Scranton moments exists in this pitch-perfect SNL opening starring Jason Sudeikis as Biden and Taran Killam as Paul Ryan: