Security guard who blurted ‘I love you’ to Joe Biden helps nominate him at the DNC

Jacquelyn Brittany
Jacquelyn Brittany speaks on the second night of the Democratic National Convention.
(Associated Press)

Security guard Jacquelyn Brittany was standing in an elevator when she blurted “I love you” to Joe Biden. Wearing big smiles, they took a photo together, and video of the interaction went viral online.

Tuesday, in a video shown at the Democratic National Convention, she stood in what looked like the entrance to an elevator and nominated him as the Democratic Party presidential nominee.

“In the short time I spent with Joe Biden, I could tell he really saw me, that he actually cared, that my life meant something to him,” she said. “And I knew, even when he went into his important meeting, he’d take my story in there with him.”


Brittany was escorting the former vice president to a meeting with the editorial board of the New York Times when they met; the video went viral in January. On Tuesday, she called him her friend. She was identified by her first and middle names, according to the Washington Post, which first reported she would appear.

She noted that she meets important people all the time who head straight from the airport to their meetings. But Biden was someone who had room in his heart for someone other than himself, she said. In a video of their interaction, Jacquelyn tells Biden he is her favorite. The two later take a selfie together.

“We’ve been through a lot. And we have tough days ahead. But nominating someone like that to be in the White House is a good place to start,” she said before officially nominating Biden.