Feathered friend turns rally into Birdie Sanders show
A little bird stole the show at Bernie Sanders' rally in Portland, Oregon - giving new meaning to a phrase made popular by the TV show Portlandia - "put a bird on it".
The Democratic candidate smiled and the audience of more than 10,000 went wild when the bird joined him at the podium.
Without losing a beat, the Vermont senator said even though it did not look like a dove, it must have been one that came to ask for world peace.
The video of Mr Sanders and his feathered friend went viral on social media, with the hashtag #BirdieSanders.
The "put a bird on it" phrase is a line in Portlandia used as a reflection of the city's quirky ways.