"Mayo for the White House."
A mere five seconds long, in the clip UK reporter Nick Byrant can be heard asking Mr Biden for a "quick word for the BBC" as he passes by... to which Biden responds: "The BBC? I'm Irish."
It's the cheeky smile at the end that really nails his delivery of the line though.
Endearing him to the entire nation, the clip has gone seriously viral online with Irish people all across the world resharing the video - many alongside their own witty captions.
Mayo for the White House https://t.co/dfXgiHOp1a
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) November 7, 2020
Joe Biden literally says 2 words: "i'm Irish" and the whole world loses their mind 😂 WTF
— Christine (كريستين) O'Mahony (@christineomg5) November 7, 2020
Journalist: “Mr Biden, a quick word for the BBC”
Joe Biden “The BBC? I’m Irish” (walks away, smiling)
— Oisín Lunny | Radio & Podcast Host Event MC Journo (@oisinlunny) November 7, 2020
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) November 7, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden- "I'm Irish"
— Emma DeSouza (@EmmandJDeSouza) November 7, 2020
As Joe Biden walks through a crowd a reporter asks, "Do you have a comment for the BBC Mr Biden?"
"The BBC?" asks Biden, smiles then says, "I'm Irish" before turning and walking away.
It's going to be a very different presidency.#Ireland 🇮🇪🇺🇲 pic.twitter.com/gopX9YMMEd
— Dr Paul Monaghan (@_PaulMonaghan) November 7, 2020
Proving that he's very proud of his Irish roots, last night's RTÉ news ended with a clip of the new President-Elect reciting the words of fellow Irish man Seamus Heaney. Saying that his colleagues always "kid" him about quoting Irish poets, Joe said that they think he does it because he's Irish but he actually does it because "they're the best poets".
Don't say anything about Derry Lisa. Just let it be. It's bigger than that.
HEANEY WAS FROM COUNTY DERRY AND WAS EDUCATED IN DERRY CITY
— Lisa McGee (@LisaMMcGee) November 7, 2020
"My colleagues always kid me about quoting Irish poets all the time. They think I do it because I’m Irish. I do it because they’re the best poets." - Joe Biden
Congratulations to President-Elect, @JoeBiden #bidenharris2020 pic.twitter.com/JPIXY67vmI
— Kennys Bookshop (@KennysBookshop) November 7, 2020