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Sunday, March 27, 2016
Bernie Sanders Rally Visited By Bird; Twitter Rejoices With #BirdieSanders : The Two-Way : NPR
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders smiles as a bird lands on his podium when he addresses the crowd during a rally at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore., Friday.
At a rally in Portland, Ore., on Friday morning, Bernie Sanders had an unexpected visitor.
And the crowd went wild.
If you haven't seen it yet, here's the
Bernie's evident delight, the crowd's roaring applause and the tiny bird's savoir faire were social media gold. The moment prompted a Twitter response that was completely opposed, in content and tone, to, well,
the other big political conversation on social media right now
And nearly a full day after the bird made its appearance,
is still trending.
The location of the avian appearance is prompting amusement, too — because
it was Portland.
IFC's sketch comedy show
, starring Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, famously featured
a sketch called "Put a Bird On It"
in their first episode.
In a case of life imitating sketch comedy, adding a bird to a political rally brought mesmerized delight — but also, as one reporter noted, could be messy.
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