Rewind·Posted on Nov 8, 2021Ted Cruz Spent The Weekend Harassing Big Bird For Getting Vaccinated, And The Responses Are *Chef's Kiss*Sir, please leave Big Bird alone.by by Jon-Michael PoffEditorial Director, BuzzFeed.com, by Jen AdamsBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink If you think you've ever hit a low point in your life, just know that Texas senator Ted Cruz spent his weekend in a one-sided Twitter beef with America's beloved muppet, Big Bird. Matthew Peyton / Getty Images Yes, you read that correctly. It all started when Big Bird tweeted that he got his COVID-19 vaccine. Big Bird @BigBird I got the COVID-19 vaccine today! My wing is feeling a little sore, but it'll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy. Ms. @EricaRHill even said I’ve been getting vaccines since I was a little bird. I had no idea! 01:09 PM - 06 Nov 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @BigBird Cruz responded, accusing Elmo's feathery friend of "government propaganda." It was the cringiest thing ever. Ted Cruz @tedcruz Government propaganda…for your 5 year old! https://t.co/lKUlomnpq1 10:11 PM - 06 Nov 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @tedcruz As you can imagine, Twitter went wild. President Biden even stepped in to show his support for the muppet. President Biden @POTUS @BigBird @EricaRHill Good on ya, @BigBird. Getting vaccinated is the best way to keep your whole neighborhood safe. 01:49 AM - 08 Nov 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @POTUS Everyone else, however, took the opportunity to dunk on Cruz. Jack Cocchiarella @JDCocchiarella Ted Cruz's car tomorrow after Big Bird and his friends stop by: 02:24 AM - 08 Nov 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @JDCocchiarella After all, he is the same guy who flew to Cancun during the devastating winter storm that left his state without water and power for days. LongTime🤓FirstTime👩💻 @LongTimeAmy What do Ted Cruz and Big Bird have in common? They both fly south for the winter. 03:16 PM - 08 Nov 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite STAN HONDA/AFP via Getty Images; REUTERS / Via Twitter: @LongTimeAmy So, I guess you could say he had it coming. Molly Jong-Fast @MollyJongFast I do think big bird could take Ted Cruz in a fight. 09:44 PM - 07 Nov 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @MollyJongFast It seemed like everyone had it out for the senator. Mary L Trump @MaryLTrump Big Bird is kind, compassionate, empathetic, loving, adored, and vaccinated. Ted Cruz is . . . vaccinated. 02:24 PM - 08 Nov 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @MaryLTrump It was pretty funny. Ben Yahr @benyahr Big Bird coming to vaccinate all your damn kids 11:17 PM - 07 Nov 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @benyahr This tweet came along... Eric Swalwell @ericswalwell Who thinks @BigBird would make a better U.S. Senator? 🙋🏼♂️ 05:37 PM - 07 Nov 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @ericswalwell ...and it caused someone to make a parody account called "Big Bird for Senate." It gained over 37,000 followers in a matter of days. Big Bird for Senate (Parody) @SenatorBigBird Unlike Ted Cruz, I won’t fly away to Cancun when Texas is in trouble. 09:50 PM - 07 Nov 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @SenatorBigBird The jokes continued with more parody accounts. Cookie Monster (Campaign Manager for Big Bird) @monster_manager Unlike Ted Cruz, in the face of adversity, @SenatorBigBird will not fly away. Big Bird is ready to serve the people of Texas. Retweet if you're with him. 06:24 PM - 08 Nov 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @monster_manager It was hilarious. Elmo (Finance Director for Big Bird) @DirectorElmo I am so excited to announce that I will be joining @SenatorBigBird as his campaign’s finance director! The muppets are ready to take over D.C. and kick Ted Cruz out of office. Can you retweet and follow to amplify our campaign? 05:37 PM - 08 Nov 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @DirectorElmo Although, regardless of what anyone says, it looks like Big Bird has always been a big advocate for vaccines. Just watch this Sesame Street clip from 1972. Sesame Street @sesamestreet Big Bird may have just received his COVID-19 vaccine, but as many of you pointed out, he was learning how to keep himself and his neighbors healthy long before that! Watch as Dr. Marzullo teaches @BigBird about vaccines and administers his measles shot back in 1972. 04:32 PM - 08 Nov 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @sesamestreet Big Bird himself hasn't responded to any of the madness yet, but we'll be sure to update you if he does.