The Sesame Street crew means a lot to a lot of people. For Twitter user Maddy Cunningham's mother, who also happens to be a kindergarten teacher, Elmo, Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie, are all lifelong heroes...which is what made a surprise visit to the actual set to meet the real-life Muppets such an overwhelming and beautiful experience. Maddy tweeted pictures and videos of her mom's joy, and they quickly went viral!
Maddy's mother's shock at being told she's about to visit the Street is priceless.
I didn’t tell her what we were doing/where we were going until we were in the elevator. https://t.co/BO9gMzMQ0G— Maddy, but spooky (@Maddy, but spooky)1540741919.0
We then took these super cute pics in a photo booth they had set up in their offices. https://t.co/dM779BJkzT— Maddy, but spooky (@Maddy, but spooky)1540742008.0
She could barely make it through the door...
BUT THEN... we walked into the studios and I honestly thought my mom might pass out from excitement. https://t.co/zTgQNaJxoa— Maddy, but spooky (@Maddy, but spooky)1540742169.0
Once inside, however, she snapped some unforgettable pictures on the iconic set.
I’ve never seen her more overwhelmed in my entire life tbh. This is the face of pure, unadulterated joy. https://t.co/poKParIKkF— Maddy, but spooky (@Maddy, but spooky)1540742344.0
Everyone was so kind and she even got to sit in Big Bird’s nest! https://t.co/uVX5wvWiPT— Maddy, but spooky (@Maddy, but spooky)1540743370.0
Just when she suspected the experience was ending, things escalated to the next level.
And then things got even more magical... https://t.co/zZUeUJT83y— Maddy, but spooky (@Maddy, but spooky)1540743661.0
There were lots of tears and very few words. My mom was TOTALLY speechless. https://t.co/vY2FxbYCFI— Maddy, but spooky (@Maddy, but spooky)1540743767.0
And Ernie wasn't the only neighbor who stopped by to say hi...
BUT THEN THE MONSTERS KEPT COMING. https://t.co/Fm1hQxYxCr— Maddy, but spooky (@Maddy, but spooky)1540743891.0
...AND KEPT COMING https://t.co/XgSFhN097h— Maddy, but spooky (@Maddy, but spooky)1540744606.0
To say this was one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen, would be a total understatement. https://t.co/dPwu3bQeUB— Maddy, but spooky (@Maddy, but spooky)1540744839.0
Maddy's mom's students will surely be jealous!
But the moment I think my mom loved the most was when Rosita hugged her and told her how much Sesame Street loves t… https://t.co/nR3WiacujN— Maddy, but spooky (@Maddy, but spooky)1540745106.0
Ending the thread with this priceless picture that says 1000 words. I love you mom. ❤️ https://t.co/oZWR2hzMnT— Maddy, but spooky (@Maddy, but spooky)1540746709.0
Twitter could not handle the level of cuteness on display.
@maddycunningham @sesamestreet Thank you so much for sharing this. I cried watching the videos, and I feel like you… https://t.co/vNJTpNhhpt— Amy's a GHOUL of lies (@Amy's a GHOUL of lies)1540830807.0
@maddycunningham @sesamestreet The thing I love the most is how your mom looks all the characters in the eye when s… https://t.co/vYdW1jIaw5— Janet P Lanet (@Janet P Lanet)1540853600.0
Who wouldn't want to visit Sesame Street?
@maddycunningham @vidiot_ @sesamestreet At first I was like, "But my mother wouldn't have cared," and then I realiz… https://t.co/42PP4cEyHw— Jeff Schwartz (@Jeff Schwartz)1540854745.0
@maddycunningham @sesamestreet HOW DO YOU GET TO DO THIS!! I've grown up with Sesame Street, and so has my kid! We… https://t.co/NNcv3HTGs8— pink_plaid (@pink_plaid)1540855051.0
If anyone's looking for a good Mother's Day gift, remember this. It might be the best one in existence!
@maddycunningham @sesamestreet Oh my gosh that would be so me! 😍😭 Just imagine me at Sesame Street, talking to Elmo… https://t.co/kfUyd8wCje— Anni (@Anni)1540831061.0