Why this photo of Joe Biden talking with a homeless man went viral

A politician has been caught in the act — but it’s no scandal.

As Fox 5 reports, a bystander spotted former Vice President Joe Biden speaking to a homeless man outside an AMC movie theater in Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood on March 8. According to Caleb Baca, the man who captured the moment, the rumored 2020 presidential hopeful was leaving a movie date with his granddaughter.

People are praising the former veep’s character thanks to a viral photo that has surfaced. (Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Glamour)

“I’m not exactly sure what he gave the homeless man, but he appeared to write something down on a piece of paper inside the movie theater, which he then proceeded to give the homeless man outside,” Baca told Fox 5.

Joe Biden took his granddaughter to the movies in Georgetown last night…..on his way out he stopped to speak w/ a…

Posted by Paul Equale on Friday, March 9, 2018

The photo has quickly gone viral since its posting on Facebook by D.C. businessman Paul Equale. It currently has more than 170,000 reactions and 117,000 shares.

The former Delaware senator has been praised on social media for his act of kindness and compassion.

His actions have also been compared to Donald Trump, who could face him in a 2020 election.

Biden has yet to publicly respond to the photo.

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