1. Vice President Joe Biden is more than just America’s cheeky uncle: He’s a dream date for one Connecticut teen, who asked the 71-year-old to prom.
2. Talia Maselli, 17, of Newington, Conn., invited the politician to dance the night away with her at the Newington High School prom, describing him as “the most delightful man in America” in a letter she wrote to him last fall.
3. “I am inviting you so far in advance because I’m sure many 17-year-old girls send you prom invitations, and I had to beat them to it,” the real-life Leslie Knope wrote, The Courant reports.
4. Maselli, who has an interest in politics, said she never expected a reply from the vice president.
Though from the looks of his yearbook photo Biden probably got quite a few prom invites in his day.
5. While he ultimately turned down the invite, Maselli still got a surprise on the eve of the prom: A deliveryman arrived at her door with a corsage picked out by Biden, along with a handwritten note inviting her to visit him at the White House.
“I am flattered, but my schedule will not permit me to be in Connecticut on Friday evening,” Biden said in the note. “But I hope you will accept this corsage and enjoy your prom as much as I did mine.”