Joe Biden privately met with George Floyd's family in Houston, Texas, on Monday.
Floyd family attorney Benjamin Crump confirmed the meetup via Twitter, posting a photo of himself posing with the Democratic presidential nominee, along with Rev. Al Sharpton and Congressman Cedric Richmond. Floyd's uncle, Roger, was also pictured.
"Listening to one another is what will begin to heal America," Crump tweeted. "That's just what VP @JoeBiden did with the family of #GeorgeFloyd – for more than an hour."
"He listened, heard their pain, and shared in their woe," Crump added. "That compassion meant the world to this grieving family."
Following the meeting, which took place as hundreds of others paid tribute to Floyd at The Fountain of Praise church, Biden took to his own Twitter to encourage Americans to take action and vote.
"These disparities have plagued our nation for far too long. It's time we rebuild our country upon more just and equal foundations -- and finally close race-based wealth and income gaps," he wrote in a series of tweets. "American history isn't a fairytale with a guaranteed happy ending. But we have the power to write the future we want for this nation. Don't let anyone tell you differently."
American history isn’t a fairytale with a guaranteed happy ending. But we have the power to write the future we want for this nation.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 8, 2020
Don't let anyone tell you differently.