Jonathan Stumps For Joe

In December I posted a very inspiring story. For his bar mitzvah, Bedford Middle School 7th grader Jonathan Costello made a heartfelt video about his stutter.

It went viral. Stutterers of all ages found they had a voice.

Among those who saw it: Joe Biden.

His staff reached out to Jonathan. The former vice president — a stutterer himself — wanted to meet the young Westporter.

It happened a few days ago — in New Hampshire.

Jonathan and his dad Sean knocked on more than 30 doors for the campaign, before heading to a rally.

Jonathan Costello, on the campaign trail.

The presidential candidate was excited to meet the 13-year-old.

“They had a very heartfelt and touching conversation,” Jonathan’s mother Lauren reports.

The meeting …

“It ended with Biden asking for Jonathan’s phone number. What a moment!”

… and the hug, captured by C-SPAN.

No word on whether Jonathan heads now to Nevada or South Carolina to help in the next caucus and primary.

Or whether he’ll just give advice by phone.

9 responses to “Jonathan Stumps For Joe

  1. This is such a heart-warming story and the photos convey such warmth from VP Biden. I couldn’t imagine President trump doing the same. We need a combination of warmth and strength for our country’s problems ahead, as well as the world’s. Thank you for sharing

  2. This is beautiful. Thank you!

  3. JOE BIDEN IS A VERY SPECIAL, VERY NICE PERSON WHO IN SPITE OF HIS NUMEROUS PERSONAL LOSSES HAS SERVED OUR COUNTRY AS SENATOR FOR 36 YEARS AND AS VICE PRESIDENT FOR 8 YEARS. WE SHOULD ALL STAND AND SALUTE HIM

  4. Linda Pomerantz Novis

    Thanks for this beautiful story on a wintry February day!