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Posted on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 : 5:58 a.m.

Watch the video as Big Bird moves his perch to new Mott hospital

By Melanie Maxwell

The most recognizable resident of C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is making the move -with the rest of the staff of the University of Michigan facility - when the new $754 million facility opens this year.

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Big Bird got a jump on the opening when a crew moved him to his new perch on Oct. 27, following a little restorative work.

Now he's ready to greet patients, just like he did in the lobby of the soon-to-be-former facility.

“Big Bird just has a place in many people’s hearts,” said Pat Warner, the hospital's director. “We’re just glad he’s back and rejuvenated.”

Read the story: Big Bird's big move: Beloved icon of C.S. Mott Children's Hospital settles into new home



Fri, Oct 28, 2011 : 2:12 p.m.

Thanks ann Now I have the song stuck in my head........sunny days, sweeping away the clouds away..........

Melanie Despain

Fri, Oct 28, 2011 : 12:45 p.m.

Thanks to Chris and Judy Erickson for donating Big Bird to the hospital. Their gesture has helped many a young patient have a more positive experience in a sometimes scary place.