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Put Bernie anywhere! Sanders and his mittens are the meme of 2021

People quickly latched onto the image, and it became the basis of countless memes.
Credit: Via Reese Waters Twitter

NEW YORK — There's no question. U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders stood out on Inauguration Day, and, if you don't know, it was because of a picture that showed him sitting down.

Sanders seemed comfortably bundled up, legs crossed, wearing mittens that a teacher in his state of Vermont made, as he waited on the steps of the U.S. Capitol for the ceremony to begin. People quickly latched onto the image, and it became the basis of countless memes.

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One of the people who latched onto it was Nick Sawhney, a graduate student at New York University (NYU). Sawhney set up a website with one goal: to let people take the now iconic image of Sanders and put it anywhere.

Sawhney tweeted about the website, which taps into Google Maps.

Using the site is about as easy as you can get. You type in an address, hit return, and Sanders and his mittens appear there.

Depending on the image that's pulled for that location, you could catch the senator sitting on a sidewalk, in an intersection or street, or grabbing some chair inside a building.

Sawhney's tweet about the website went out at 8:46 p.m. on Wednesday (Jan. 20). By 11 a.m. on Thursday, it had gotten more than 19,000 retweets and more than 106,000 likes.