Dennis Fitzgerald, Melbourne
Everyone has probably seen the Bernie Sanders photo of him rugged up with the mittens and then the numerous memes of it. Although it was mostly a funny picture and a few laughs, a handmade crocheted doll of it has now raised over US$40,000 for Meals on Wheels. This is a charity that the Senator supports.
It is an interesting story that combines amusement, generosity, and the reality that there are a lot of people who are cold and hungry, and that any help will be appreciated. Probably the greatest benefit is the publicity that Meals on Wheels will get, and it should encourage all of those that can to help those less well off, especially in these COVID times.