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‘Bernie Sanders’ Doll Fetches $40,000 In Fundraising Bid For Charity
By Mikelle Leow, 02 Feb 2021
Image via lev radin / Shutterstock.com
One perk of memes is that they’re sources of free entertainment. With that being said, one meme has propelled to such popularity that it has raised an estimated US$1.8 million for charity, with US$40,000 being splashed on a doll.
Modeled after the famous image of the Vermont senator seated with mittens during Joe Biden’s inauguration, crochet artist Tobey King’s doll was put up on eBay to gather US$40,000 for Meals on Wheels, the charity supported by Sanders’ campaign when it released its own meme-inspired merchandise.
It took King “about seven hours” to stitch the doll with a crochet needle and some yarn, she told Reuters.
Unsurprisingly, the crocheted doll went viral too, and ended up being purchased for US$20,300. eBay then chipped in to match the sale price of US$40,600.
King, whose husband was dismissed from his job during the pandemic, described that “we’re all struggling in 2020,” so “the best thing [she could do] is just start to try and help others.”
[via Reuters, cover image via lev radin / Shutterstock.com]
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