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Nolan Gould Talks To A Fuzzy Puppet About Hunger, And It's Actually Really Great

In which the kid from "Modern Family" talks to a puppet about hunger, and it's actually pretty informative.

Nolan Gould Talks To A Fuzzy Puppet About Hunger, And It's Actually Really Great
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To start us off, I'd like to talk about how Murray from "Sesame Street" doesn't know what a food bank is.


Murray is a fluffy red puppet, so we'll give him a pass here. But don't worry! (I know you were worried), Nolan Gould (from ABC's "Modern Family") is here to straighten him out.

Nolan explains, "A food bank is where people who don't have enough money to buy food can go, and people will donate food, and they can actually get food and they don't have to worry about it." We probably all knew that, but for a show targeted at preschoolers, it's pretty cool that they're talking about this stuff, right? Right.

Nolan goes on to explain that yes, people right here in the U.S. are hungry. Our neighbors, our friends, our classmates — anyone could be facing hunger whether we know it or not.

So what are we going to do about it? Nolan is volunteering at the L.A. Food Bank. Murray the puppet is educating preschoolers. I'm making a point to donate some canned goods. It sounds super cheesy, but little acts like these really can add up to making an impact. Besides, it's "Sesame Street" ... were you really expecting something other than pure corniness?

Check out the whole conversation between Murray and Nolan in the video below.

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