(AUSTIN, Texas) — It turns out Big Bird can vote.
Making the rounds on Twitter and Facebook is a very happy costumed character. Yes, it’s Big Bird or, well, a journalist from the Austin American Statesman dressed up in a Big Bird suit.
John Kelso, a columnist at the paper, decided to show up at his local polling center in a full-on Big Bird suit, and like a good citizen he even checked to make sure it was legal.
For those who missed why Big Bird is significant during this election — Mitt Romney, during the Oct. 3 presidential debate, declared that while he liked Big Bird, he might end federal funding for PBS. The social media reaction ensued.
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