Daughter Fulfills Mom’s Dream to Visit ‘Sesame Street’: It’s a Surprise of a Lifetime

April 4, 2019 Updated: April 8, 2019

When your mom’s inner child needs nurturing, why not take her on a surprise visit to the Sesame Street set? This mom was overcome with emotion, as she has been an ardent fan of the TV characters for her entire life.

Maddy Cunningham (@maddycunningham) recently tweeted her adventure to Sesame Street, the one place her mom had longed to see. Heather had been an admirer of the show for as long as Maddy could remember.

Posted by Maddy Cunningham on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Maddy, who lives in New York, was expecting a visit from her parents in October 2018, and she was determined to find a way for her mom to visit the Sesame Street set.

As it happens, she has a friend who works there, so a behind-the-scenes visit was on the cards.

Keeping it a secret was the hard part, but she managed to get her mom into the elevator at Kaufman Studios in Queens, where the show is filmed—before telling her where they were actually going.

Talk about entering childhood again, Heather was in fantasy heaven, meeting all her favorite characters.

She had a chance to turn those childhood memories into real ones that are sure to impact her in the years to come.

Even staff at the studio shed a few tears at Heather’s pure and innocent reaction to the likes of Ernie and the Cookie Monster; even Big Bird’s nest evoked cries of joy from her.

“My mom is the kindest, most selfless person I know.

“She is constantly going above and beyond to make sure that everyone around her has a bit of ‘rainbows and unicorns and sparkles’ in their lives and has created so much magic for me throughout my life,” Maddy told GMA.

What a great surprise for such a lovely lady!

Watch her reaction when she first finds out where they’re going in the video below: