By Sandra Rose  | 

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Former President Barack Obama returned to the White House for the first time since leaving office in 2017.

Obama was received enthusiastically by White House friends and guests after he discussed his Affordable Care Act at Biden's health care event on Tuesday.

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Video that surfaced on Twitter shows Obama surrounded by guests while Biden looks on. Vice President Kamala Harris eagerly introduced Obama to guests while Biden looked on.

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At one point, Biden put his hand on Obama's shoulder and shouted something to get his attention. But Obama continued speaking with White House guests.

"This is so sad," the Republican National Committee captioned a video on Twitter.

"Literally no one wants to talk to Joe Biden," the RNC captioned another short video clip that shows the president shrugging and glancing around the room as if searching for someone.

The two videos garnered thousands of comments. Many of the commenters expressed sadness and sorrow for the 79-year-old president.

As the videos went viral, Obama took to his Twitter account to praise his former vice president.

"Always great catching up with @POTUS. Thanks for all you're doing to help even more Americans get access to quality, affordable health care," he tweeted on Wednesday.