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Sesame Street made a video, but it's not cute and it's not funny. It's just heart-wrenching.

When we think about prison, how often do we think about those left behind?

Sesame Street made a video, but it's not cute and it's not funny. It's just heart-wrenching.
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Sesame Workshop, the people behind "Sesame Street" (yes, that "Sesame Street!") got a group of young filmmakers who also have had a parent in prison together and asked them to talk about kids of incarcerated parents and visitation in prisons.


...which also means that we incarcerate more parents than anywhere else in the world.

If you think of a classroom as being about 28 kids ... there's one child in there with an incarcerated parent.

It's a traumatic thing, having a parent in prison. But there is *one* thing that helps the child:

Visiting their parent in prison.

Most importantly...

Being apart from a parent for any period of time is a significant disruption in the a child's life. Which is why it's so important to help children adjust to that separation...

Meet Travis. His mom is incarcerated:

Not being able to be with his mom every day is a pain that stays with him all the time. That's why his visits are so important.

He doesn't just see bars and barbed wire. He knows he's really about to see his mom.

For more stories from these youngsters with more emotional intelligence and grace than I have as an adult, watch the video below.

Now if you'd like to feel *ALL* the emotions, watch Sesame Street's "Little Children, Big Challenges" project. It's such a great way to help kids in this situation feel less alone and more understood.

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Brittany Kinley, a mother from Mansfield, Texas, had a hilarious mom fail her and she's chalking it up to being just another crazy thing that happened in 2020.

When Kinley filled out the order form for her son Mason's kindergarten class pictures, there was an option to have his name engraved into the photos. But Kinley wasn't interested in having her son's name on the photos so she wrote "I DON'T WANT THIS" on the box.

Well, it appears as though she should have left the box blank because the computer or incredibly literal human that designed the photographs wrote "I DON'T WANT THIS" where mason's name should be.

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A lot of people here are like family to me," Michelle says about Bread for the City — a community nonprofit located in Washington DC that provides local residents with food, clothing, health care, social advocacy, and legal services. And since the pandemic began, the need to support organizations like Bread for the City is greater than ever, which is why Amazon is Delivering Smiles to local charities across the country this holiday season.

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Over the weekend, an estimated thousands of people ran 2.23 miles to show their support for Ahmaud Arbery, a former high school football player and avid jogger. Arbery was shot and killed in February near Brunswick, Georgia after being pursued in a truck by a former policeman and his son who claimed he resembled someone responsible for break-ins in the neighborhood.

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In December 2018, The Utah Department of Transportation opened the largest wildlife overpass in the state, spanning 320 by 50 feet across all six lanes of Interstate 80.

Its construction was intended to make traveling through the I-80 corridor in Summit County safer for motorists and the local wildlife.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that there were over 100 animal incidents on the interstate since 2016, giving the stretch of highway the unfortunate nickname of "Slaughter Row."

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