For just a moment, it looked like the legendary Tony Bennett was about to take a tumble while singing “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” yesterday on a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade float in New York City. That is, until his duet partner, Miss Piggy, saved the day.
Miss Piggy, breaking from her diva-like character for just a moment, extended her hand when the 90-year-old crooner lost his footing as the float lurched forward. Bennett grabbed a toy replica to his left while the beloved Muppet steadied him on the right.
“Tony is great and thanks the crowd along the parade route for their warmth and he wishes everyone a very happy Thanksgiving,” Bennett’s publicist Sylvia Weiner told the New York Post. She said the Queens native is OK.
The moment appeared to be lost on the parade’s announcer, NBC’s Matt Lauer, but it wasn’t long before social media was abuzz with news of the averted disaster.
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
Miss Piggy saving Tony Bennett is the best thing to happen in 2016.
— Gary Pochron (@garypochron) November 24, 2016
Looks like all is well in the city that never sleeps, and it’s all thanks to a glamorous pig.