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‘Sesame Street’ Muppet Lily Becomes Homelessness

Sesame Street is tackling the issue of homelessness.

After first being introduced to the Sesame Street world in 2011 as a child facing national hunger, the children’s program has brought back Lily, a 7-year-old bright pink Muppet, to shed light on homelessness in America.

Lily’s storyline will now include an arc about her family losing their home and being forced to stay with friends.

“Lily is the first Muppet we’ve created whose storyline includes that she is experiencing homelessness,” said Sherrie Westin, president of global impact and philanthropy for Sesame Workshop, formerly Children’s Television Workshop, which is the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, according to CNN.