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Big Bird Helped A Dying Child Smile During His Last Moments — Read The Heartbreaking Story HERE

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Caroll Spinney talks about one boy who stood out from the rest

The man under the feathers has done a lot lately.

From releasing a documentary about his iconic role as Big Bird, to making this AH-mazing Birdman parody, to teaming up with Michelle Obama and Billy Eichner, Caroll Spinney works his tail off just to make kids smile on the daily.

[ Video: Watch Zach Galifianakis Act Out A Nursery Rhyme On Sesame Street ]

But when he hosted an 'ask me anything' on Reddit Thursday, he revealed there was one child in particular whose smile stands out.

The Sesame Street star was asked about his 'most meaningful interaction' with a young viewer, and the story he told made us tear up.

He had gotten a letter from a man who had a five-year-old son named Joey, who was very sick with cancer and knew he was dying. All Joey wanted was a phone call from his feathered friend. Big Bird was the only thing that could cheer him up, but he wasn't always in every episode of the children's show.

So Caroll dialed the phone and, as Big Bird, talked to the boy for about ten minutes. He told the Reddit readers Joey's final words to him:

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Here Are All Of The Things Rihanna's Giant Yellow Dress Looked Like On The Met Gala Red Carpet!

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The Met Gala always gives us such standout outfits… but Rihanna's 2015 red carpet look is totally next level.

Her yellow Guo Pei gown was so huge that she literally took up the entire staircase herself and they had vacate the carpet so she wouldn't knock anyone over with her train!

It's safe to say the RiRi left the museum with the most talked-about dress, but we just couldn't quite place where we'd seen her silhouette before.

And then we realized that Rihanna was totally channeling some Yellow Brick Road couture!!!

But what else did Rihanna's Met Gala gown resemble??

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Worst Dressed Celebs Of The Week!

Solange and Selena get it very wrong this week.

It wasn't a good time to be wearing fur, faux or otherwise!

Solange Knowles and Selena Gomez ended up looking more silly than sophisticated in their fuzzy coats this week.

And if we can be blunt for a moment — Solange looked like she stole her jacket from Big Bird!

See who else didn't quite get it right in the clothing department this time around!

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Worst Dressed Celebs Of The Week!"

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Worst Dressed Celebs Of The Week!"

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Worst Dressed Celebs Of The Week!"

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Worst Dressed Celebs Of The Week!"

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Worst Dressed Celebs Of The Week!"

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Sesame Street's HIGHlarious Birdman Parody May Steal Your Vote For Best Picture!

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Man, for someone too heavy to fly, Big Bird is really getting around!

First he teams up with Michelle Obama on an epic episode of Billy On The Street!

[ Video: Macklemore Gets Some Thrift Shop Help From Oscar The Grouch ]

Now the Sesame Street character — and his human counterpart Carroll Spinney — are parodying the Best Picture Oscar-nominated Birdman!

Perfectly with the letter P, we might add!

See the HIGHlarious Big Birdman (below)!

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Janelle Monáe Gives Us A Behind The Scenes Look At Her Visit To Sesame Street! Watch HERE!

Just when we thought Janelle Monáe couldn't get any more awesome, she goes and does this!!

The Tightrope singer recently took her talents down to Sesame Street, and she wasn't just there to bring some soul to the neighborhood!

She was there to teach everyone about the The Power Of Yet!

Janelle sang her original tune with Big Bird and Cookie Monster and the lyrics had a special message for all of the youngsters out there: If at first you don't succeed, then just try again!!

Ch-ch-check out this behind the scenes look at her visit to Sesame Street (above)!

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