As millions of Americans were overcome with joy after Joe Biden's defeat of President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential race, CNN correspondent Van Jones embodied the sentiments of many while on live television.

“It’s easier to be a parent this morning, it's more easy to be a dad,” Jones said, with tears coming down his face as he reacted to the news. “It’s easier to tell your kids that character matters. It matters. Telling the truth matters, being a good person matters.”