‘Sesame Street’ Explains Death: Video Goes Viral In Wake Of Newton Shooting

In the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, our country has been grappling with ways to explain the tragedy to not only ourselves, but to our children as well. This “Sesame Street” clip, originally aired in 1983, has recently resurfaced to provide an example of how Big Bird goes about understanding Mr. Hooper’s death. Capturing Big Bird glumly sitting in his neighborhood, waiting for his pal to open his store for some birdseed milkshakes, the residents of Sesame Street explain that death means a person is no longer around. And for ages young and old, this moving clip seems more relevant today than ever before. In this moment, Big Bird shares with us this important life lesson: Though our loved ones are no longer with us, they will forever live inside of our memories. And to the families of Sandy Hook, we make the promise to always keep the courageous acts of your loved ones alive in our memories so they may never be forgotten.

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