The United States Senator Bernie Sanders turned his inauguration meme which went viral overnight, into a charitable opportunity.
As people edited Sanders who was pictured on Wednesday, into everything from famous New York locations to scenes from popular movies, the picture went viral.
Soon after, a crewneck featuring the picture where he was sitting in a chair wearing a Burton parka, hand-knit mittens, and a blue mask for surgery - was made available for $45 to buy on Sanders' website, reports the Insider.
100 per cent of the proceeds will go towards Meals on Wheels Vermont, according to the product summary.
The sweatshirt was back in stock on Friday afternoon after initially selling out, in sizes small to 2XL. A spokesperson for Sanders did not react immediately to the request for comment from Insider on how much stock was left.
The website also said that the sweatshirts will arrive in three to six weeks due to excessive demand.
A student at the University of New York also built a website so that people could position the photo anywhere in the world.
On Wednesday, the Vermont senator was photographed sitting in a chair wearing a Burton parka, hand-knit mittens, and a surgical blue mask. The image went viral as people edited Sanders into everything from iconic New York locations to scenes from popular movies. A student at New York University even created a website so people could place the photo anywhere in the world.
Sanders defended his inauguration style choice during an appearance on NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers."
"I was just sitting there trying to keep warm, trying to pay attention to what was going on," Sanders said.