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Little bird steals show at Bernie Sanders rally

A little bird stole the show at Bernie Sanders' rally in Portland, and gave new meaning to a phrase made popular by the TV show "Portlandia" - "put a bird on it."
A small bird landed on the lectern at a Bernie Sanders rally in Portland.

A little bird stole the show at Bernie Sanders' rally in Portland, and gave new meaning to a phrase made popular by the TV show "Portlandia" - "put a bird on it."
    
The Democratic candidate smiled and the audience of more than 10,000 went wild when a tiny bird joined Sanders at the podium on Friday.
    
Without losing a beat, the Vermont senator said even though it didn't look like a dove, it must have been one that came to ask for world peace.
    
The video of Sanders and his feathered friend went viral on social media, with the hashtag #BirdieSanders.
    
The phrase "put a bird on it" is a line that was used in the TV show "Portlandia" as a reflection of the city's quirky ways.

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