Celebration takes many forms for people. People shout and drink and cry and smile. People dance and cry and pray and thank. Today's inauguration was a relief for potentially billions of people around the world, as the United States kept one of its most fundamental promises to humanity – a democratically elected leader replaced another leader without a successful coup d'état taking place. And while this is a low glimmer of hope these days, it is an important marker.
Let's take a trip around the internet and see people experience the catharsis that will mark the end of the Trump administration! After Lady Gaga performed the national anthem, Fire Captain Andrea M. Hall signed and said the promise of allegiance.
It is extraordinary to keep the promise in spoken English * and * ASL at the same time. I've never seen that. pic.twitter.com/OefIxQSYrN
– Ben Wikler (@benwikler) January 20, 2021
We are probably done with being subtle, right? pic.twitter.com/ogGg50K7Ht
– Yamazuya (@Yamazuya) January 20, 2021
Then came Kamala Harris, sworn in by Justice Sonia Sotomayor to become the highest-ranking woman in our country's history and the first black American and South Asian person to hold the position of vice president.
It is an honor to be your Vice President. pic.twitter.com/iM3BxJzz6E
– Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) January 20, 2021
Congratulations Mrs. Vice-President. #BlackGirlMagic pic.twitter.com/mmGmhrle62
– Dr. Naseem Beauchman (@DoctorNas) January 20, 2021
You have this VP Kamala Harris! We'll be back 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💕💚 pic.twitter.com/I6hXNblhm2
– Hello_Monicka (@sheposhbeauty) January 20, 2021
Chief Justice John G. Roberts swore to Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States, and Biden delivered an inaugural address that was free of the vitriol and fascism we have witnessed over the past four years.
#WATCH: Joe Biden's Complete Speech after he was sworn in as President of the United States. https://t.co/Gr2VQJi3Gr pic.twitter.com/I9KjaeeIDz
– WPRI 12 (@ wpri12), January 20, 2021
And check it out. Time to get to work.
There is no time to lose when it comes to managing the crises we are facing. So today I am going to the Oval Office to get down to work and bring bold action and immediate relief to American families.
– President Biden (@POTUS) January 20, 2021
Wild. Not all caps. A real highlight of the process was the recitation of a poem written by Amanda Gorman, the first female poet in the United States.
Here is the full poem by Amanda Gorman, the youngest poet ever read at an initiation. "Somehow we have weathered and seen a nation that is not broken, but simply incomplete." pic.twitter.com/0Hxeuqnt3d
– BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) January 20, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris wasn't the only story written today.
Now represents Georgia 💪 pic.twitter.com/M1r6Gq2c4P
– Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) January 20, 2021
And here are some solemn jokes of joy.
He seems like a very happy old man looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see! pic.twitter.com/G8gObLhsz9
– Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg), January 20, 2021
WHAT HAPPENED TO ME?!? pic.twitter.com/xS4W5J89FJ
– Darren Elmore (@darrenelmore) January 12, 2021
A joke about parks and recreation.
BREAKING: Blonde woman identified as Leslie Knope faints at Joe Bidens' inauguration pic.twitter.com/8n1IpfSWjB
– Ally (@smaIIestpark) January 20, 2021
A next generation joke.
How is the Q stuff doing? pic.twitter.com/rfHYx5NBuz
– Fiddler (@cFidd) January 20, 2021
A Visual History of Politics in the 2000s.
– John Sipher (@john_sipher) January 20, 2021
WE DID IT JOE! 🙌 Feat. Catherine O & # 39; Hara, @JaneFonda, @SarahKSilverman, @Karamo, @PattonOswalt, @Andy, @TanFrance, @KyraSedgwick, @JaneMarieLynch, @MrTonyHale, @HarveyFierstein, @trixiemattel, @katya_zamin. com / f7PuoTtcO6
– Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) January 20, 2021
INAUGURATION FUN FACT: Biden's inauguration marks the first time in four years that a president has appeared in public with a Bible without the aid of tear gas
– The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 20, 2021
"And then he called me & # 39; Sleepy Joe & # 39;" pic.twitter.com/5BoLjjsWeZ
– THE UwU Catboy God (Bow Down) actually (@JammLionn) January 20, 2021
Not sure who made this masterpiece, but 💀💀💀 pic.twitter.com/PmUP4eo8yI
– Faith Gardner (@iamfaithgardner) January 20, 2021
And one more side note: Bernie destroyed it with fashion.
Bernie is your uncle who goes to your graduation dinner, gives you a check he just ripped from his checkbook, not a card, and asks the waiter where the nearest UPS Dropbox is because he has to return something while he's on the go is. pic.twitter.com/Hpc8EWABCl
– R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) January 20, 2021
It must have been lonely being the only hardworking American in the White House for the past four years.
– Brooke Binkowski (@brooklynmarie) January 20, 2021
Smile. There is still much to be done, but none of us are alone in any of this.
Hey, sports. You are doing great! pic.twitter.com/aJwTfcMY8S
– Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) January 20, 2021
Share your feelings or grind your teeth a little (whatever relaxes you) in the comments.