NYU student pulls Bernie Sanders meme generator after overnight success

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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. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

(WSPA) – A New York University student created a website, using Google Maps street view, where you can put an image of Bernie Sanders at any address.

The picture of Sanders sitting at Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday took social media by storm as he waited in his coat and now-iconic mittens.

Student Nick Sawhney tweeted about his new website and that he was trying his best to keep it from crashing. He said overnight, the cost of maintaining the website skyrocketed, forcing him to pull the meme generator for now.

He said he’s taking donations to keep the website up and running — and put the generator back online.

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Sanders’ appearance wearing his signature Burton coat and fuzzy mittens has its own heartwarming backstory.

The mittens were created by Vermont teacher Jane Ellis. Ellis made the mittens from repurposed wool sweaters and lined them with fleece from recycled plastic bottles.

The mittens have sold out for now, as has a sweatshirt created for Bernie Sanders’ website store titled the “Chairman Sanders Crewneck,” and described as “Vermont jacket, Vermont gloves, Vermont common sense.” All proceeds go to Meals on Wheels Vermont.

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