November 4th, 2012
02:19 PM ET
9 years ago

Biden gives 17-year-old exclusive ride

Cleveland (CNN) – She and Joe Biden may now be BFFs.

A 17-year-old high schooler and the Vice President of the United States could end up being "best friends forever" after Biden surprised the young lady with the ultimate offer – and the pictures to prove it.

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It happened early Sunday in Cleveland. Ahead of a campaign rally in nearby Lakewood, Ohio, the vice president made an impromptu stop at the My Friends Restaurant.

At one point, as the vice president stood at a cash register to pay for cheesecake and coconut custard pies for himself and wife Jill Biden, a young lady informed Biden of a coincidence.

"You're going to my high school," Amira Nasrallah told the vice president, referring to his event at nearby Lakewood High School.

Yet there was a cruel irony.

"I have to work here," the young woman said.

The vice president thought fast.

After asking Nasrallah the distance from the restaurant to the high school, Biden said: "Now, if you ride with us, will you be able to get back?"

Nasrallah, apparently unable to fathom what was coming, squeaked out: "Oh my God, are you serious?"

Indeed, he was.

"Why don't you ride in my car with me, okay?" Biden told the young lady.

"Oh my God!" Nasrallah shrieked.

Moments later, the vice president told his aides: "You see this lovely young woman? We're gonna let her ride with me, in my limo, to the high school."

The vice president continued to meet and mingle with other patrons. But he did not forget his guest.

As he exited the restaurant, reporters noticed Nasrallah at his side – with a plus one.

Nasrallah and her twin brother, Amir Nasrallah, was also invited along for the ride to the rally.

"You go around the other side of the door," the vice president told the brother. "That Secret Service agent will let you in."

And with that, the vice president entered the SUV, along with the young woman, her brother and Secret Service, making the young lady perhaps the coolest kid at her high school.

Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Ohio
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. bill

    so is biden hitting on teenagers now?

    November 5, 2012 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  2. ben

    You can only say positive things about Biden or CNN will censor them out. So way to go Biden

    November 5, 2012 12:35 am at 12:35 am |
  3. Revenant Shadow

    Biden is just too awesome for words!

    November 5, 2012 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  4. james l

    candy crowley should have been a stripper instead of a reporter. Just watched you debate interference again. Cheap
    just watch xfox for best coverage.

    November 5, 2012 05:11 am at 5:11 am |
  5. My my my...Fools and Democrats.. Oxymorons..

    I had envisioned Joe in his Firebird, picking up a highschooler..
    Turns out i was not far off....Dirty old man strikes again...

    November 5, 2012 05:54 am at 5:54 am |
  6. Marry

    @ corey You are insulting! Joe Biden knows Рbut he likes to put smiles on people’s faces! These young people grow up Рknowing firsthand the difference between Democrats and Republicans! We know the difference too Рthats why we will vote: strait "D" ticket! President Obama 2012!

    November 5, 2012 06:10 am at 6:10 am |
  7. geggyg

    Biden did a good thing . he made for a great day for 2 kids , a sister and brother . Just because they cant vote didnt stop him from a good deed . A strange concept for a repub , but decent people help others without thought of personal gain . Just waiting for the repub trolls to cast sexual innuendo at Biden because of the kids age.

    November 5, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
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