A viral image of American politician Bernie Sanders has shown up in numerous photographs from around the world.
Sanders sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 and 2020, but came second in both campaigns. Despite this, the Vermont senator garners support from a loyal following in the United States and has fans across the globe.
During President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony, Sanders was photographed sitting cross-legged and wearing an especially cozy-looking pair of mittens and a puffy jacket. He also donned a blue face mask.
Over the past couple of days, people from across the Lower Mainland have shared the viral image in social media posts, which feature the popular politician in Metro Vancouver places or alongside locals.
Beloved Vancouver-born actor Ryan Reynolds also got in on the fun, sharing the Sanders Snap next to Deadpool in an Instagram post.
Bernie Sanders in and around Vancouver
Have a look at some of the best Metro Vancouver takes on the popular Sanders meme.
Ok this one's pretty good. 😂— Vancouver Is Awesome (@VIAwesome) January 22, 2021
Submitted by V.I.A. reader Mandy Yu. pic.twitter.com/8eCzs2tIlT
It's all about balance, really. pic.twitter.com/yaO5ZPFEKm— Mario Canseco (@mario_canseco) January 23, 2021
This ones especially for you Lynda! pic.twitter.com/VKnYItNpSi— Murray Titus (@Choppermurman) January 23, 2021
Are we too late to the game? Hahahaha!— New West Farmers (@newwestfarmers) January 22, 2021
Bernie is waiting for the market to reopen! We told him to go home and put it in his calendar to come back April 1st at 3pm. Just like Bernie, you should pop April 1st at 3pm in your calendar!#berniesanders #newwest #eatlocal #shoplocal pic.twitter.com/fgayGwTP7G
Why look at that - Bernie is taking advantage of the beautiful green space in Barclay Heritage Square around Barclay Manor on this sunny but brisk day!#wesn #barclaymanor #olderadults #westend #park #vancouver #berniesanders @WestEndCC @ParkBoard pic.twitter.com/j20iDJkATg— West End Seniors' Network (@WestEndSeniors) January 22, 2021