YoTube | Sesame Street

New 'Sesame Street' Video Helps Kids With Autism Feel Comfortable While Wearing A Mask

There's no denying that wearing a mask around others is one of the best ways to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Now, Sesame Street is helping children with autism learn how to be comfortable in a mask in a new, heartwarming video.

To learn more about wearing a mask to stop the spread of COVID-19, please click here.

*Sesame Street* is known for their progressive and considerate content. They have been that way since the show debuted back in 1969!

Now, they're using their platform to help children with autism fell more comfortable wearing a mask!

How awesome is that?!

The video features a 4-year-old muppet with autism named Julia.

On a video call with her dad, Julia explains how excited she is to go to the park. However, when her dad reminds her to wear her mask while outside, Julia gets upset.

She tells her dad she doesn't want to wear her mask because it "bothers her ears" and "tickles her nose."

Julia’s dad kindly reminds her that wearing a mask, like many other challenges in life, gets easier with practice!

Julia then shows her stuffed bunny Fluffster, who has been rocking his mask the whole pandemic!

Together, Julia and her dad put on their masks and practice wearing them while Julia’s dad counts down from five.

By the end of the video, Julia is happy again and ready to head to the park safely with her mask on!

The video is part of a larger series Sesame Street just launched in an effort to help kids get comfortable with all the new aspects of life during a pandemic.

Way to go, Sesame Street! Check out the whole video here.

Filed Under: