GIF of Joe Biden’s State of the Union Face Delights Internet

Vice president Joe BIden laughs before president Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Jan. 28, 2014

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updated 01/29/2014 AT 1:25 PM ET

originally published 01/29/2014 AT 11:00 AM ET

My fellow Americans, the state of the union is … totally GIFable.

While Barack Obama presented a modest policy agenda in his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night, the President’s thunder was stolen by the personality sitting just above his right shoulder: Vice President Joe Biden, whose cartoonish facial expressions distracted and delighted the viewing populace.

Here’s one example of Biden bringing his alter-ego “”Diamond to life:

Elsewhere in the night, Biden encouraged Speaker of the House John Boehner to take a bow after Obama praised his rise from bartender’s son to leader of the Congressional Republicans. (Boehner eventually settled on a brief thumbs-up.)

The Veep’s spirit clearly rubbed off on Obama, who shared a Bidenesque grin as he took the SOTU stage:

Michelle Obama, meanwhile, displayed a more restrained smile while seated next to Army Ranger Cory Remsburg:

All in all, though, not everyone enjoyed the experience:

All GIFs via tumblr and Daily Intel.

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