From the NPR website:
A little Muppet girl has started a sensation. The unnamed puppet with an afro sings a love song to her hair.
"I Love My Hair" debuted on the Oct. 4 episode of Sesame Street. It was posted on the show's YouTube page — and then women began posting the video on their Facebook pages.
African-American bloggers wrote that it brought them to tears because of the message it sends to young black girls.
Joey Mazzarino, the head writer of Sesame Street, is also a Muppeteer who wrote the song for his daughter. Mazzarino is Italian. He and his wife adopted their 5-year-old daughter, Segi, from Ethiopia when she was a year old.
Watch the video and hear an interview with Mazzarino at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130653300.