It’s rare that a moment of daytime television genuinely makes us feel something, but on the December 13th episode of The View, Joe Biden consoled Meghan McCain about her dad’s cancer, and it was a beautiful and supremely authentic moment. As many readers know, Meghan’s father, Senator John McCain, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer this past June.
The specific moment on today’s episode came during a segment in which the hosts were discussing Biden’s new book, Promise Me, Dad — a memoir about losing his son Beau to cancer. Meghan, her voice breaking, attempted to tell Biden how much the book meant to her given the fact that her father has been diagnosed with the same form of cancer Beau had. Meghan faltered, apologizing to the audience, at which point Biden got up from his chair and took her hand.
He went on to say that we should never give up hope when our loved ones are sick, and explained that breakthroughs happen in cancer research every single day.
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Wise words from a wise person.