Sesame Street Introduces Poor Muppet To Teach About Poverty

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Sesame Street LilySesame Street is on a mission to tackle childhood hunger and homelessness premiering a new character whose background highlights children who live in such poverty.

Lily, the newest muppet on Sesame Street, comes from an impoverished family and will make her debut in a primetime special on Oct. 9.

“We are honored that Sesame Street, with its long history of tackling difficult issues with sensitivity, caring and warmth, asked us to be a part of this important project,” the couple said in a statement.

Read more at the New York Daily News.

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