Slumping, socially distanced Bernie Sanders has made his way to Seattle.
As the internet continues to exhibit its joy over life under a new U.S. president, the meme heard ’round the world is showing up on the social feeds of Seattle-area personalities, organizations and businesses. And more than 24 hours after the Vermont senator sat with his mitten-clad hands crossed in his lap at the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, we’re still chuckling.
In his little folding chair, Sanders has taken in sporting events, ridden mass transit, gone back in time to visit world leaders, joined famous movie and TV characters in various scenes, inserted himself in famous works of art, and so much more.
Check out some of the Seattle-specific highlights:
Sanders might not have seats for Seattle Kraken hockey games, but he is seated outside Climate Pledge Arena:
— Climate Pledge Arena (@ClimateArena) January 21, 2021
Sanders was spotted in a meadow below Mount Rainier:
Last one we promise… pic.twitter.com/WWnxIMYNt1
— The Evergrey (@theevergrey) January 21, 2021
Sanders traveled with guide book author Rick Steves in Italy:
The Bernie meme that’s going around has been tickling my funny bone. I thought I’d join the party — and now here we are, hanging out in Italy’s Dolomites.
— Rick Steves (@RickSteves) January 21, 2021
Sanders lounged in a Microsoft Windows wallpaper:
Bernie Bliss. pic.twitter.com/2vD16hWExf
— Michael Gillett | #WIMVP (@MichaelGillett) January 20, 2021
Sanders sat courtside with Seattle Storm star Sue Bird, U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe and WNBA player Diana Taurasi:
— espnW (@espnW) January 21, 2021
Sanders waited for his Sound Transit ride:
Timeless style for essential trips. pic.twitter.com/nGUYNoiqWd
— Sound Transit #MaskUpWA – 🚆 🚈 🚍 (@SoundTransit) January 20, 2021
Sanders attended an off-site meeting with the crew from Seattle photography gear startup Moment:
— Moment (@moment) January 21, 2021
Sanders waited outside the Museum of Pop Culture:
— MoPOP (@MoPOP) January 22, 2021
Sanders was reflecting down in Pioneer Square:
— Equal Motion (@equalmotion) January 21, 2021
Sanders sat on stage as Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder jumped overhead:
Sanders took a seat next to Mother Love Bone’s Andy Wood outside Easy Street Records in West Seattle:
Sanders rolled up to the Elephant Car Wash on Denny Way — even though that business has vanished:
Did we miss any? Let us know in the replies on Twitter.