A video of the President Of The United States has gone viral after it appears he was dozing off in the opening speeches at the COP26 climate summit.
Let's face it, we've all been guilty of getting some accidental shuteye during a work meeting, uni class, church service or family affair.
Try as you might to keep your eyes open and attention focussed, sometimes you just physically can't stay awake.
Unfortunately, Joe Biden doesn't have the luxury of his falling asleep in public places going unnoticed - particularly when it's at a highly esteemed event, such as the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Also known as COP26, the conference is currently being held in Scotland, and is an annual event that sees more than 190 world leaders meet to discuss climate change solutions.
In a video published by the Washington Post, Biden can be seen slowly closing his eyes for a few seconds at a time during the summit's opening formalities.
Biden appears to fall asleep during COP26 opening speeches pic.twitter.com/az8NZTWanI— Zach Purser Brown (@zachjourno) November 1, 2021
While some agreed that it does look like the US President was falling into slumber, many have rushed to defend him with one user betting he was "just closing his eyese so he can listen better withour distraction."
I have extensive knowledge re: watching old men fall asleep during church. This is ain’t that. I’d bet everything he was just closing his eyes so he can listen better w/out distraction.— KarrotKate (@karrotkate) November 1, 2021
"He closed his eyes for a second. This guy, on the other hand (referring to Boris Johnson), is sound asleep. And, by the looks of it, massively hungover," said another user.
He closed his eyes for a second.— Götz von Berlichingen #FBPE (@georgebernhard) November 1, 2021
This guy, on the other hand, is sound asleep. And, by the looks of it, massively hungover. pic.twitter.com/qFC3A2YuLZ
"Gee, 78 years, spending hours everyday in boring meetings. Probably not much sleep, a time difference, etc.... How dare someone doze off?" another user commented sarcastically. "I'm sure everyone has fallen asleep at least once during a class or large meeting."
Gee. 78 years old, spending hours everyday in boring meetings. Probably not much sleep, a time difference, etc…. How dare someone doze off? I’m sure everyone has fallen asleep at least once during a class or large meeting. 🙄— Just me (@sugarandsorrow) November 1, 2021
Dude anyone in their right mind would close their eyes for a beat in this context… have you ever been to a 10 day conference….— Julie Mc 🏴 (@W2jmf1) November 1, 2021
Eventually, the journalist who originally posted the video admitted he's done the same. "We've all been there," said Zach Purser Brown. "I'm not sure I've ever been to a summit and not dozed off."
We’ve all been there. I’m not sure I’ve ever been to a summit and not dozed off.— Zach Purser Brown (@zachjourno) November 1, 2021
When have you fallen asleep where you probably shouldn't have?