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Carroll Spinney, the puppeteer for Big Bird shares a sad story

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This is from Reddit Ask Me Anything today with the puppeteer for Big Bird:

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?

Answer: 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 I telephone him, and talk to the boy, tell him what a good boy he’s been.

So I took a while to look up a phone, because this was before cell phones. And they got a long cord to bring a phone to the boy.

And I had Big Bird say “Hello! Hello Joey! It’s me, Big Bird!”

So he said “Is it really you, Big Bird?”

“Yes, it is.”

I chatted a while with him, about ten minutes, and he said “I’m glad you’re my friend Big Bird.”

And I said “I’d better let you go now.”

He said “Thank you for calling me Big Bird. You’re my friend. You make me happy.”

And it turns out that his father and mother were sitting with him when the phone call came. And he was very, very ill that day. And they called the parents in, because they weren’t sure how long he’d last.

And so his father wrote to me right away, and said “Thank you, thank you” – he hadn’t seen him smile since October, and this was in March – and when the phone was hung up, he said “Big Bird called me! He’s my friend.”

And he closed his eyes. And he passed away.

And I could see that what I say to children can be very important.

And he said “We haven’t seen our little boy smile in MONTHS. He smiled, as he passed away. It was a gift to us. Thank you.”

How deep is her love?

Skin deep.


via TOSH

Baltimore Mom Whoops Her Son’s Ass For Rioting

A wonderful moment was captured on video during the Baltimore riots. I the video, the woman, who hasn’t been identified, was captured telling the teenager, who also hasn’t been identified, to “take that f—— mask off.” Police have publicly praised her actions.

More parents need to get out there and start parenting.

I like humans again


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Sleeping with a woman bed diagram

This is for men everywhere.

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Making it to second base

Making it to second base


Terrified kids with the Easter Bunny

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Do your part to fight unsafe vaccines for your children


The thing about inspiration

The only true thing you may hear all day.

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Welp, I’m about to ruin a perfectly good pair of underwear

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via TOSH

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