By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) – Brayden Harrington, the boy from New Hampshire who bonded with President Joe Biden during the campaign, was part of the inauguration ceremonies Wednesday night.

The 13-year-old recited part of President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address during the “Celebrating America” special.

Harrington and Biden both stuttered as children and connected several times during the campaign over their shared struggles. In August, Brayden spoke at the Democratic National Convention and later lent his voice to a campaign ad.

According to the Associated Press, Harrington also has a book deal now. A picture story book titled, “Brayden Speaks Up” will be released in August by HarperCollins Children’s Books.

CBSBoston.com Staff