Caroll Spinney passed away a week ago at 85.
An amazing life, and amazing man.
So many people were messaging me about it, and sharing links with me about it, and it warmed my heart to know people even thought of me and the Elmwood gang at this time.
I think that's part of Caroll's legacy. Kindness and thoughtfulness.
I was sad to read of his passing, and still am. He lead what was a wonderful life, and did many great things. And through the characters he created and performed taught us to be good people.
"Lead by example". This makes Caroll one of the great leaders of all time. And one of the greatest puppeteers that ever lived.
I'll miss him, and his performances. We're lucky to have them recorded so we can still watch them and share them for generations to come.
Every year around this time I make it a point to watch "Christmas Eve on Sesame Street". It may be the best thing Sesame Street ever produced. And Big Bird and Oscar are the heart and soul of the whole thing. Big Bird and Oscar... Caroll Spinney.