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06/27/2017 03:40 am ET Updated Jun 27, 2017

Joe Biden Is The Lifeguard America Truly Needs

The perfect metaphor?

Joe Biden sat in a lifeguard chair on Monday, and Twitter users decided he should save America from drowning.

The former vice president hopped up onto the seat at the Wilmington, Delaware, swimming pool he worked at some 55 years ago, shortly after the facility was renamed in his honor.

A photo of Biden in the chair at the Joseph R. Biden Jr. Aquatic Center soon went viral.

Social media users joked about him running for president in 2020. Some likened the photo to a scene from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Others imagined Biden diving into action.

Check out some of the best reactions below:

During the renaming ceremony, Biden said working as the only white lifeguard at the pool helped shape his attitude on race relations. 

“I owe you all,” he said. “I owe this neighborhood. I learned so, so much.”

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article referred to the Joseph R. Biden Sr. Aquatic Center. The former vice president’s name and the name of the center is Joseph R. Biden Jr. 

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