Slate.com recently featured a piece on Boston College Law School ’08 graduate Brandon “Skip” Brooks. The story highlights a recent Twitter interaction between Brooks and Vice President Joe Biden (pictured above), referring to an exchange that took place over twenty years ago.
In his tweet, Brooks recalled the then-Delaware Senator taking him aside during Brooks’ eighth grade field trip to Washington, DC, and giving him a piece of advice on his stuttering problem—advice that changed his life. He shared the letter sent to him by the VP two weeks after they met. “Biden said that I have something important to say and others will wait to hear it,” Brooks shared on Twitter. “This moment changed everything for me.”
Biden responded to Brooks’ Tweet with the words, “And its still true today, my friend.”
In a neat twist, after law school Brooks was sworn in as a prosecutor by Biden’s son, Beau.