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Elmo, Sesame Street cast, conducts wellness check on X

by Bryan Gadingan

ON MONDAY, January 29, 2024, one of the renowned Muppets from Sesame Street, Elmo, made an X (Formerly Twitter) post to check in on everyone’s mental health.

As everyone prepared to return to work after the weekend, Elmo delivered a quick greeting to his Twitter followers: “Elmo is just checking in! How’s everyone doing?

His seemingly simple question elicited a series of answers. As of publication time, the tweet had 209 million views, 20k replies, 60k retweets, and 158k likes, indicating that everyone is dealing with their own issues.

The query opened the existential floodgates, eliciting a slew of loaded comments ranging from the pithy to the worrying, creating an overwhelming feeling of gloom throughout the thread. 

The majority of netizens who commented revealed deep emotions of difficulties entering the year, and some referred to their actions as “trauma dumping,” which inundated the reply section.

From celebrities to corporations and many other users throughout the platform, people jumped in to express their emotions with Hollywood’s most ticklish pal. 

Meanwhile, shortly after Elmo’s tweet went viral, the whole Sesame Street cast joined in to support it. They stated that they are open to hearing the many stories and baggages that netizens would like to shed.

Characters such as Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, Ernie, and Abby Cadabby’s social media handlers reminded readers that while life can be exhausting, a quick respite can always help them catch up with the fast-paced world.

The official X account for the entire Sesame Street cast emphasized the importance of mental health, however Zoe and Rocco were not present in the supportive conversation.

Despite differing reactions from fans, it was a breath of fresh air to observe a constructive discourse about mental health and friendship, as well as how the Sesame Street clan was able to connect with individuals of today.

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