Big Bird's Breakout Moment

Big Bird is big. He is bigger than Mitt Romney. (Can you find No Apology near the check-out aisle at CVS? No? Well, you can find Bird Big DVDs there.) He is even, if you will, TOO BIG TO FAIL. Don't believe me? Check out some of the many, many images created by those whose love for the feathery Sesame Workshop character is as fierce as a three-year-old's attachment to a security blanket.

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Garance Franke-Ruta is a former senior editor covering national politics at The Atlantic.

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