By Lauren Huff
June 04, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT

Big Bird is really thankful for friends during life's difficult moments.

In an exclusive clip from Apple TV+'s new series Dear..., above, the beloved Sesame Street character talks about how he relied on friends when his nest got destroyed in a hurricane. His friends helped build Big Bird a new home.

"Every time I'm sitting in my nest, I think about how lucky I am to have such great friends," he says in the sweet clip. "And when my friends are feeling sad or lonely or scared, I remind them that they can come see me and I can comfort them and I can help them not be afraid, because that's what friends are for."

The moment will feature in the "Big Bird" episode of the 10-part docuseries, which is executive produced by Emmy Award and Peabody Award winner R.J. Cutler. Inspired by Apple's groundbreaking "Dear Apple" spots, Dear… takes a unique approach to biographies of the most iconic figures in society today by using letters written by those whose lives have been changed through their work.

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In addition to Big Bird, the series will profile internationally recognized leaders including Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Yara Shahidi, Stevie Wonder, Aly Raisman, Misty Copeland, and Jane Goodall. Dear… is executive produced by Cutler alongside Todd Lubin, Jay Peterson, Jane Cha, and Lyle Gamm. Matador Content produces the series for Apple.

Dear... will make its global debut on Apple TV+ on June 5.

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