Any parent that has lost a child will tell you that there is no greater pain in this world. Whether it's before they're out of the womb or after you have spent five decades with them, losing your baby is never easy.
In an emotional interview with Oprah Winfrey, Joe Biden opens up about the last moments he had with his son, Beau Biden, before he passed away from brain cancer in May 2015.
The former vice president revealed that he was holding Beau's hand right before his 46-year-old son died.
“[Beau] looked at me and he said, ‘Dad, I’m not afraid. I’m okay,’ ” recalled the former vice president.
He continued, “It was at the very end. His brother [Hunter] was sitting there, the three of us were holding hands and [Beau] wanted to reassure us [that he was okay].”
Joe revealed that wasn't the only time the former Delaware attorney general was trying to reassure him that things would be alright.
“I’d see him and he’d say, ‘Dad, look at me. Stop looking sad…no matter what happens, I’m gonna be alright, Dad. You’ve got to look happy. You’ve got to look strong for the family,'" he recalled.
But that didn't make the pain any less.