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Elmo opened up about his viral sentiment tweet on the “Today” show — and then Larry David showed up

Elmo opened up about his viral sentiment tweet on the “Today” show — and then Larry David showed up

Elmo, the beloved “Sesame Street” character, shared a message of sympathy and urged people to check in on their friends Thursday on NBC's “TODAY” show before comedian Larry David, who was also a guest, grabbed his red face.

Elmo appeared on NBC's “TODAY” show Thursday with his father. Louieto emphasize the importance of emotional wellness after a seemingly funny “How's everyone” tweet turned into an online trash dump.

At the end of the clip, David, who appeared on the show next, jokingly teased Elmo.

“Mr. Larry, Elmo used to love you!” the “Sesame Street” character quipped, adding, “Sit down on the couch and let's talk about how you feel.”

David later apologized, saying: “Elmo, I just want to apologise… 'I'm really sorry.'”

“It's important to remember that we all have a lot of feelings and that's okay,” the red-furred character said earlier in the show. “It's good to know what you're feeling, and if you're feeling sad or anxious or confused, talk to someone you love and trust, and it's good to talk about it.”

The character said he was feeling “really happy” and “happy” because he was able to talk to so many people “and see how they are” as his tweets clocked up nearly 200 million views and more than 16,000 replies.

Elmo today with his father Louie on Thursday.Nate Congleton/Today

On Monday, the Elmo The tweet was met with a flood of hilarious (and exhausting) responses. “Elmo I'm having existential dread here,” one user said He replied. last books: “Every morning, I can't wait to go back to sleep. Every Monday, I can't wait for another Friday books: “Elmo Girl… I'm having a quarter life crisis right now… I'm mentally exhausted and I still have a lot of work to do.”

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Rapper T-Pain He responded Referring to one of his song lyrics, he said: “I'm just looking for someone to talk to and show me some love if you know what I mean.”

In a later post, Elmo wrote: “Awesome! Elmo is glad he asked! Elmo knows it's important to ask a friend how they're doing. Elmo will be checking in again soon, friends! Elmo loves you #EmotionalWellBeing.

President Joe Biden responded to that tweet, stressing: “Our friend Elmo is right: we have to be there for each other…”

“Emotional well-being, that's kind of the key,” Elmo's father, Louie, said on the show. “It's as important as your physical health.”

He added: “Knowing the feelings inside you, how to name them and healthy ways to express them, that's just part of life. Nowadays, you have to let it out.”

“It's very important to check in on your friends and see how they're doing because maybe they're not feeling well, or maybe they are, but it's good to talk about it,” Elmo added.