Close friends Obama and Biden make surprising appearance at the Invictus Games 

Attendees at the Invictus Games in Toronto were abuzz Friday after former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise appearance, reports The Hill.

The famous friends reunited to watch a wheelchair basketball game alongside Biden’s wife Dr. Jill Biden and Prince Harry of Wales who established the games in 2014 for disabled veterans. 

Their presence caused a stir with many spectators swarming around them to capture the moment, Kensington Palace even tweeted a short video of the ensuing excitement. 

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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Barack Obama and Prince Harry watch the wheelchair basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Barack Obama and Prince Harry attend the Basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at the Pan Am Sports Centre on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Barack Obama and Prince Harry attend the Basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at the Pan Am Sports Centre on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Former U.S. President Barack Obama and Prince Harry pose for a photgraph on day 7 of the Invictus Games 2017 on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation )
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Barack Obama and Prince Harry watch the wheelchair basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Barack Obama and Prince Harry attend the Basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at the Pan Am Sports Centre on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Jill Biden, Barack Obama and Prince Harry attend the Basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at the Pan Am Sports Centre on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Barack Obama and Prince Harry pose for a photo as thery watch the wheelchair basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Barack Obama and Prince Harry watch the wheelchair basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: (L-R) Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Barack Obama and Prince Harry attend the Basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at the Pan Am Sports Centre on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Former U.S. President Barack Obama greets members of the public on day 7 of the Invictus Games 2017 on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation )
Former U.S. President Barack Obama (R), former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Jill Biden converse as they watch a wheelchair basketball event with at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and former U.S. President Barack Obama watch a wheelchair basketball event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Barack Obama and Prince Harry attend the Basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at the Pan Am Sports Centre on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and former U.S. President Barack Obama watch a wheelchair basketball event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Britain's Prince Harry (2nd L) and former U.S. President Barack Obama watch a wheelchair basketball event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 29, 2017. . REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Britain's Prince Harry and former U.S. President Barack Obama watch a wheelchair basketball event during the Invictus Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 29, 2017. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 29: Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Barack Obama and Prince Harry watch the wheelchair basketball on day 7 of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on September 29, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for the Armed Forces. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
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Despite the lack of an announcement, the presence of Obama and the Bidens was not entirely unexpected considering that Obama had been in the city for a speaking engagement and Dr. Biden had previously led the games’ U.S. delegation. 

Furthermore, the former president and vice president are known to have maintained the close friendship they developed after spending eight years together in the White House. 

As Obama’s chief of staff Anita Decker Breckenridge confirmed to People magazine in May, “The bromance continues. It’s not ended.” 

She pointed out that the pair “had lunch every single week for eight years.” 

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