This story is going to break your f*cking heart. The man who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" for more than 45 years held a Reddit AMA yesterday.
The actor's name is Caroll Spinney, and he also plays Oscar the Grouch. During the AMA, Spinney was asked,
Spinney's response was absolutely gut-wrenching. But, it certainly highlights the power of children's programming.
Here is Spinney's story in full:
Citations: The Guy Who Plays Big Bird Told A Heartbreaking Story About His Impact On A Child (BuzzFeed)