Where’s Bernie? Boston.com readers delivered their best Bernie Sanders memes.

"Bernie flying high in Newport, RI."

"Bernie flying high in Newport, RI." Submitted by Margie Reed.

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Sure, some people might be sick of seeing masked Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in a chair, arms crossed, in statement mittens, looking like he has somewhere else to be at President Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony.

Former presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) sits in the bleachers on Capitol Hill before Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.

But more than a hundred Boston.com readers are not yet tired of the joke.

Since the iconic photo by AFP photographer Brendan Smialowski has spread like wildfire, and Bernie Sanders, has “traveled” to more places in the past week than most did in all of last year. The Bernie Sanders campaign released a sweatshirt that benefits Meals on Wheels Vermont, he’s a cardboard cutout, and his chair has been sighted outside of local businesses, and in priceless artworks. A cute crochet doll of the viral moment is already up to $15,000 at auction on eBay. When questioned about the look, Sanders explained ‘‘I was just sitting there, trying to keep warm.” We asked readers to share their favorite Bernie Sanders memes with us for fun. The submissions were silly, both local and national, and an overall, creative good time.

Here’s a roundup of the best Bernie Sanders memes from the past week, according to Boston.com readers

“Photobomb bobcat feelin’ the Bern in the Berkshires.”


John, George, Paul, Ringo, and star, Bernie.

“Bernie and the Almeida family on the Flume. Story Land, 2020.”

“Bernie was captured on a trail camera in the woods.”

“Bernie and his impersonating twin- my dad! (Roland Marinello, Sterling, MA).”

“Gotta love him right Bernie?”

“Norm’s 85th in Maine with John Bandar and Good ‘ol Bernie enjoying the fresh Fall Celebration.”

“Stephen Murray created this meme to connect Senator Sanders to the Great Wayland Potato Mystery.”

Can you spot him? It took me a half hour.

“The Bernielisa.”

“There’s this magical tree down the street that I photograph at sunset. Thought Bernie and his mittens would make a perfect focal point, with the tree as a backdrop.”

“Bernie on my horse, Glory.”

“In his Natural Habitat. Location is really Vermont.”


“I thought Bernie needed warming up so I brought him to the North African desert for some tea.”

“I made this today. I had already a photo of the 3 wise monkeys and thought of putting Bernie at the end with ‘Fear No Evil’.”

“This is Levi about to get a strike. Thanks to Bernie.”

Bernie with Olympic silver medalist McKayla Maroney.

“Bernie flying high in Newport, RI.”

“Good will Bernie. Will: What do you think of those ‘mittens!'”

“Orchard Cove, a Canton MA retirement community run by Hebrew SeniorLife, shared the attached Bernie meme today on their Facebook page. The original photo was taken at Orchard Cove’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Jan 15.”

“Merri is the official comfort dog for Merrimack College. Even Merri had to get in on fun and placed Bernie in a classroom with her and her fellow Warriors.”

“An offer that you cannot refuse.”


“I thought Bernie might enjoy a nice, hot bowl o’soup but he refuses to eat. Any suggestions?”

“These are a few memes I had fun making. The Big Bang theory one is my best I think. ‘That’s my spot.’ 😂”

“Maxine and Addie met Bernie at Westport Beach today… He wouldn’t share his mittens.”

“My father Coach Dick Farley moments before beating Amherst in 1987 to record Williams College Football’s first undefeated season.”

“Paul Tanklefsky of Andover channels Bernie!!”

“I made a meme that puts Bernie on the cover of Jan Brett’s classic children’s book ‘The Mitten.'”

“Bernie at Bower Springs, Bolton, MA.”

“I see you are looking for memes from Boston… but would you consider a ‘guest meme’ from remote Northern Canada?” Submitted by RoseAnna Schick.”

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