Time to get your Kleenex ready: Puppeteer Caroll Spinney—who has played the yellow-feathered Big Bird for more than 45 years on Sesame Street—did a Reddit AMA Thursday to promote the documentary I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story. In it, he answered this question, among others: “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?”
It’s best to read his complete response with tissues in hand. Here’s what he sent:
Read Spinney’s full AMA here.