The Puppeteer to Sesame Street’s ‘Big Bird’, Reveals His Most meaningful Interaction With a Child

This is a wonderful story.

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bigbird wallpaperLast week, Caroll Spinney (Big-Bird’s Puppeteer) was asked the following question;

What has been your most meaningful interaction with a child during filming? Or maybe from someone who grew up watching you and relayed a poignant story?

This was his reply;

Okay, here’s one.

This is a very sad story, but it’s real.

I got a letter from a fan who said his little boy, who was 5 years old, his name was Joey, he was dying of cancer.

And he was so ill, the little boy knew he was dying.

So the man, in his letter, asked if I would call the little boy. He said the only thing that cheered him at all in his fading state was to see Big Bird on television.

So once in a while, he wouldn’t see Big Bird on some days, because he wasn’t necessarily in every show. So he asked could…

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