Woman sells Bernie doll for over $20K, donates to charity

National

Tobey King, of Corpus Christi, Texas, embraces the crochet Bernie Sanders doll that she made and sold on eBay for $20,300 on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. All of the proceeds are being donated to Meals on Wheels. (Billy Calzada/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Bernie Sanders went from becoming a hit meme to a nearly $20,000-crochet doll in less than a week.

After the Vermont senator went viral on social media for his simple Inauguration Day fashion choices of quirky brown mittens and over-sized olive-green coat, Tobey King in Texas got to crocheting.

She turned the sensational image that trended for days on social media into a 9-inch crochet doll. It sold for $20,300 on an eBay auction.

The 46-year-old King said she will donate to Meals on Wheels America.

A crochet Bernie Sanders doll made by Tobey King, of Corpus Christi, Texas is on display on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. The doll sold for $20,300 on eBay. The proceeds are being donated to Meals on Wheels. (Billy Calzada/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)

Her donation was inspired by Sanders, whose campaign created sweatshirts with the image on them and donated the proceeds to Meals on Wheel in Vermont.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Coronavirus News

More Coronavirus

Trending Stories

Your Local Election HQ

More Election

Local Sports

'It's finally here' Kimberly football preps for spring season

Green Bay Phoenix women's coach Kevin Borseth on Sports Xtra

High School Sports Xtra: Bay Port's Westerman talks spring football

High School Sports Xtra: Local 5 Top 5 Plays, Team of the Week

High School Sports Xtra: State Boys Basketball Recap

Gamblers complete the sweep of Youngstown