Interesting story about the above picture. I was both a friend and a neighbor of Big Bird (Caroll Spinney), and every year we would exchange Christmas cards. The day that the card from Caroll arrived, I learned about his passing. For many years prior I would post this picture (above) on various internet sites. I just couldn't do it after he died. He was truly a remarkable human being that loved both adults and children and shared that love with all that knew him. I sure do miss him.