Beau Biden, the former Attorney General of Delaware, died yesterday. The son of Vice-President Joe Biden, Beau had brain cancer. I’m sure the family didn’t come right out and say this because they knew the outcome wasn’t favorable. And I’m sure they wanted their privacy.
As I saw the news break last night, I felt a very particular sadness. All who lived in Delaware did. This was a man who, instead of reaching out for personal glory, stuck with a job to put away Dr. Bradley who destroyed so many lives. Beau taught us all that taking the easy road isn’t always the best road.
Today, hold on to your families a little bit tighter. Tell your children how much you love them. Call those loved ones who you don’t always keep in touch with and say hello. First and foremost, Beau was a family man first. He would want that.