One of the biggest draws of Reddit for those who don’t usually visit the site is the Ask Me Anything (AMA) section where anyone can leave their questions and hope to get answers from the likes of Barak Obama, Bill Gates, Dr. Jane Goodall and now, the Cookie Monster.
Yesterday the official Twitter account for the character put out this picture acting as proof for the affair – social media is often used as a sort of verification to prove that the person answering the AMA is who they say they are, so you know we’re speaking to the real Cookie Monster here.
If this all seems a bit left field, the event was meant as a fundraiser of sorts for the Sesame Street Yellow Feather Fund which aims to help vulnerable children. While you can donate directly to the cause, you can also use your money to enter a contest to visit the show and eat cookies with the monster himself.
Money used to enter the contest also goes to the fund.
Aside from being a nice gesture, the AMA itself was fantastic and the writing of the replies was masterful. We’ve dropped some of our favourites below, but make sure you read the whole thing when you have a chance.
If you want another AMA to read after that, check out this one with the South African game devs who made Semblance.