Delaware Sen. Chris Coons, a close Joe Biden ally, called the former vice president "a man of faith and conscience" who "knows the power of prayer" in a speech that focused on Biden's Catholic faith.
"I'll never forget how Joe took the time to offer me words of comfort as my father lay in hospice," Coons said. "Time and again, I've seen him stop everything and listen, really listen to someone who needs a shoulder to cry on or a partner in prayer. That compassion, that empathy is part of his character."
His remarks came during a segment of Thursday night's DNC that was focused on describing Biden's faith.
"Joe knows that it's faith that sustains so many ordinary Americans who do extraordinary things: nurses who brave infection, firefighters who run into burning buildings, teachers working overtime, especially now," Coons said. "They all deserve a servant leader who knows the dignity of work, who sees them, respects them, fights for them."