• President-elect Joe Biden and wife Jill greeted the nation ahead of Thanksgiving  
  • The couple said that people can save many lives by celebrating the holiday in their homes
  • The couple also expressed gratitude toward all the frontliners

President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill delivered a heartfelt Thanksgiving message on social media from Wilmington, Delaware, acknowledging the sacrifices the Americans and people around the world have made amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a video message posted on the president-elect’s official Twitter account, Joe said staying home at this point is a “gift” since it can save lives. He also noted that celebrating the holiday by staying at home is for the good of everyone.

“I know this isn’t the way many of us hoped we’d spend our holiday. We know that the small act of staying home is a gift to our fellow Americans. Yes, it’s a personal sacrifice that each of our families can make and should make to save somebody else’s life. But it’s also a shared sacrifice for the whole country,” Joe said in the video message.

Later in the clip, the upcoming first lady of the United States expressed gratitude toward all the frontliners for doing such an amazing work amid the pandemic. She also thanked the people of America for helping one another in such tumultuous times.

The couple wished the country well despite the grief the coronavirus pandemic has brought to many Americans.

“This is the year filled with heartache and loss, yet, there’s still so much to be thankful for. We’re thankful for the millions of Americans who’ve been working on the frontlines throughout the pandemic. Those who help put food on our tables, who teach our children, who put on a uniform to serve our nation. We’re thankful to everyone who met this moment with kindness,” Jill said.

“So many people are celebrating this year knowing that someone they love will never again take their seat at the table. Joe and I know the pain of that empty chair,” Jill added.

Joe concluded the message by saying that he knows “better days are coming.”

Social media users appreciated the president-elect and his wife for saying such kind words to unite the nation in the fight against the virus. One of the users thanked them for giving such an endearing message, saying the inspiring words are the first steps in making America come together once again.

“A message of leadership, unity, and gratitude. Thank you for these heartfelt and inspiring words and taking the first steps of many that will bring America back to the very core of what we are!!” @suzflep wrote.

“This is beautiful & thoughtful! The love our President & First Lady share is genuine – the way they comforted each other when speaking of the loss of a loved one. This is everything I didn’t know I need today. Happy Thanksgiving! Better days are indeed ahead!” another user stated.

“Happy Thanksgiving Dr. Jill Biden and President Biden! I am so happy you’re our First Lady. You’re right, we will get through this together,” a different user noted.

“Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for the message of hope and encouragement. President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill are a comforting balm on a suffering nation,” @BenSouthAlabama tweeted.

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on Jan. 20, 2021.

President-elect Joe Biden and wife Jill Biden
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - AUGUST 20: : Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife Dr. Jill Biden interact with supporters via video teleconference after Biden delivered his acceptance speech on the fourth night of the Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center on August 20, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. The convention, which was once expected to draw 50,000 people to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is now taking place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images