Our beloved Sesame Street pals are social distancing right along with the rest of the world, which means Elmo's dad, Louie, can sympathize with all the families staying home. In a sweet PSA published on April 5, Louie applauded moms and dads for their tireless efforts to keep their kids healthy, safe, and entertained, but acknowledged this time can be "overwhelming." He encouraged parents to take a moment for themselves: listen to a favorite song, stretch, or just breathe.
"We are all doing the best we can, and that is OK," he said, before rushing off to build a pillow fort. Now, Louie may be a fictional character, but his sentiments couldn't be more real. It's easy to be tough on yourself during this chaotic time, but please remember, your efforts are good enough! Watch the video above to see Louie's full (much-needed) pep talk.