A national tragedy was averted when Muppets character Miss Piggy leapt into action to help steady crooner icon Tony Bennett from falling off a Thanksgiving Day parade float, and we have video to show it.
The legendary singer was just finishing a duet with the beloved puppet character during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Thursday when the float they were on took a sudden lurch forward causing the 90-year-old singer to lose his balance.
Bennett grasped for part of the float near him so as not to fall off the thing but there was another steadying influence that helped him, too.
Many feel that Miss Piggy saved Bennett from an embarrassing fall when like a flash, the muppet turned toward Bennett helping him steady himself as the float continued its forward motion.
— Alexis Ramsey (@alexismramsey) November 24, 2016
Now, there is no way to tell if the person operating the Miss Piggy Muppet actually intended to help steady the “Rags to Riches” singer or if the turn toward Bennett was just part of the script, but whether it was meant as an aid or just show biz it may have helped save Bennett from a serious tumble.
Whatever actually happened, folks on Twitter are hailing Miss Piggy as a national hero!
TONY BENNETT ALMOST FELL OFF THE FLOAT BUT MISS PIGGY CAUGHT HIM pic.twitter.com/CVItoV99Rs
— Lindsay Whiteman (@LindzWhiteman) November 24, 2016
⚡️ “Wait, did Miss Piggy just save Tony Bennett from falling off a float? 😦”https://t.co/tf1rjBhf43
— George StroumbouloPHÒulos 🐺 🇨🇦🇺🇦🇬🇷🇵🇱🇪🇬 (@strombo) November 25, 2016
I have never seen a more amazing act of puppetry than Miss Piggy somehow catching a falling Tony Bennett. #MacysParade
— Macs Smith (@macs_smith) November 24, 2016
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