Tuesday , December 1 2020

Sesame Street: Meet Lily, the first homeless muppet

Sesame Street characters come under a sign # 123; Sesame Street & # 39; in New York CityImage copyright
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The Sesame Street gang is hitting a cause in New York

US Sesame Street children's television show presents a homeless muppet for the first time, to help her young viewers learn about the issue.

Lily is a seven year old daughter whose family is coming to stay with friends when they lose their flat.

She says Elmo co-mupped for her situation while the couple painted a mural mural, saying unfortunately: "I'm not sure I want to paint more."

These use the purple color, the same shade in its old bedroom.

Lily explains that she has to leave the room behind, as we do not have our own apartment now. And we've been staying in all places ".

On social media, some supporters said that the incredible character of Oscar the Grouch's rough bins, which he analyzed in 1969, has been "homeless since the Vietnam War".

However, as he chooses to live in a litter bin and sing a song from the name "I Love Trash", this is likely to be a choice of himself.

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Oscar the Grouch (left) receives visitors from a bin, and seems to be living there happily

Sesame Workshop, the not-for-profit group behind Sesame Street, said that more than 2.5 million homeless children across the US, almost half of them are under six.

"We know that children who suffer from homelessness are often caught in a destructive circle of trauma," said the group.

As well as the daily hardship of homelessness, those children can suffer because of "poverty, domestic violence, or other trauma that caused them to lose their home," said Sherrie Westin from Sesame Workshop.

"We want [homeless children] to know they are not alone. "

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This is not the first appearance of Lily on the famous street. In her first stage in 2011 she was feeling hungry because her family did not always have food available.

It will not appear in the Sesame Street television at the moment, but will include online via YouTube, and in videos and storybooks on the Sesame Street in Communities website.

Sesame Street liked childhood since 1969, and runs on a public PBS American broadcaster as well as an HBO cable channel.

In 2017 the show won a compliment for the introduction of an autistic muppet – a small girl of the name Julia – to television.

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