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Sesame Street Introduces Homeless Character Named 'Lily'

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- In a first for Sesame Street, the popular children's show introduced a homeless character.

Sesame Street is hoping to raise awareness about childhood homelessness with the storyline of the new muppet named Lily.

Lily's family lost their home, so they live with friends.

The character was previously introduced as someone whose family struggles with getting enough food.

Lily's story will not appear on television, rather she'll appear on the show's online resources.

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