When a small bird landed on Bernie Sander’s podium during a speech in Portland, Oregon, on March 25, it almost seemed like a scene from a Disney movie.
It didn’t take long for the Internet to make the connection. And just as quickly as a fairy godmother can turn a pumpkin into a coach, the hashtags #BirdieSanders and #FeelTheBird were born, which included magical mashups of Bernie Sanders as Disney princesses, brought to you by the minds of Portland-based indie game developer Scott Owens, The Oatmeal, The Daily Show and a few more creative folks on Twitter:
One fantastic image was even unearthed from an MTV News post dating back to October, that likened Sanders to Amy Adam’s character, Giselle, in “Enchanted.”
And a prince was thrown into the mix as well:
Imgur user, DustinCougheeled, took the association a step further and compared Sanders to Katniss Everdeen from the "Hunger Games" series:
Sander’s campaign even had a little fun with the meme as well, making its own animated interpretation:
Nothing birdbrained about this!