- In 2009, Jill Biden surprised Joe for Valentine’s Day by decorating his vice-presidential office.
- She painted hearts all over the windows and wrote, “Joe loves Jill.”
- Biden showed Kamala Harris the spot in his old office – now Harris’ – where Jill played the prank.
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Vice President Kamala Harris occupies the same West Wing office that President Joe Biden worked from when he served as vice president. The office holds many memories from his time on the job â€” including a hilarious Valentine’s Day prank that first lady Jill Biden played on him in 2009.
On Sunday, Vice President Harris tweeted photos of President Biden paying a visit to his old office and showing her where the now-first lady once wrote “Joe loves Jill” all over the windows for Valentine’s Day.
During a @POTUS visit to my office (his old office), he showed me where – on Valentine’s Day in 2009 – @FLOTUS wrote “Joe loves Jill” on all the window panes. I love that story! To @POTUS, @FLOTUS, and all Americans: #HappyValentines pic.twitter.com/zMrsPePxGC
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) February 14, 2021
In her memoir “Where The Light Enters,” Jill Biden recounted how she hid painting supplies in a Secret Service vehicle on the White House grounds and, with the help of an assistant, snuck into her husband’s office while he was in a meeting.
“I then proceeded to paint big multicoloured hearts all over his windows for Valentine’s Day,” she wrote. “When he walked into the office â€” accompanied by a senator â€” later that morning, I wasn’t there to see his reaction, but I know he was both delighted and embarrassed.”
The first lady is known as a bit of a prankster. She once hid inside an overhead compartment on Air Force Two, and her granddaughter Natalie said in a video at the Democratic National Convention that she’s the type to scare people with dead snakes she finds while jogging.
“I’ve always believed you’ve got to steal the joyful moments when you can,” Biden wrote in her memoir about her love of practical jokes. “Life is difficult, and if you sit around waiting for fun to show up, you’ll find yourself going without it more often than not.”
This year, Biden brought her Valentine’s Day spirit to the White House’s North Lawn, with heart-shaped posters decorated with words like “healing,” “compassion,” “love,” and “unity.”
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