At this point you have probably seen just about everyone you follow post a variation of the the Bernie Sanders mittens meme. They are all really funny. But who could have predicted that it would raise money for someone.
After the meme really took off this one woman in Texas named Tobey King made a crochet doll of it that went viral online. Once she realized how much interest there was she decided to auction it off for charity this week. It ended up selling for just over 20 GRAND. 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS. Then eBay matched it, so it actually raised over 40 grand for charity. All the money raised is going to Meals on Wheels.
What a great story.
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