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Former Vice President Joe Biden honors Vanessa Bryant after Kobe’s memorial service

The 2020 presidential candidate celebrated Vanessa Bryant

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden pauses for a moment of silence in memory of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant before a rally at an NAACP block party at Urban Dreams in Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Democratic presidential candidate andd former Vice President Joe Biden pauses for a moment of silence in memory of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant before a rally at an NAACP block party at Urban Dreams in Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.

Gene J. Puskar, Associated Press

Former Vice President Joe Biden honored Vanessa Bryant in a recent tweet following Kobe Bryant’s public memorial service.

What’s going on?

  • Biden, the frontrunner in South Carolina for the Democratic presidential primary, wrote on Twitter: “Vanessa, I’m keeping you in my prayers today. Grief is a heavy burden to bear — especially with the eyes of the world watching. But there will come a day, I promise you, when the memory of Kobe and Gianna will bring a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eye.”
  • Biden’s statement came in response to a video of Vanessa Bryant talking about her husband.
  • In the clip, Vanessa Bryant said: “God knew they couldn’t be on this Earth without each other, he had to bring them home to have them together.”

What else did Vanessa Bryant say?

Vanessa Bryant teared up as she spoke about her late husband Kobe Bryant and late daughter Gianna Bryant, who both died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26.

  • Vanessa said: “The outpouring of love and support from people around the world has been uplifting. Thank you for all of your prayers.”
  • Vanessa Bryant: “May you both rest in peace and have fun in heaven before we meet again one day.”