It appears Miss Piggy is feeling the holiday spirit.
If you watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade yesterday, you may have noticed an out-of-character moment for everyone’s favorite Muppet diva: she lent a helping hand.
The glamorous pig was singing a duet of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” with the living legend when the float moved forward into the parade, causing the 90-year-old to briefly loose his balance and stumble — but Miss Piggy came to the rescue and grabbed onto Bennett, preventing his fall.
There was no mention of the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment during NBC’s on-air broadcast, anchored by Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie, but Twitter quickly took notice with some users calling Miss Piggy a “life-saver.”
— Lindsay Whiteman (@LindzWhiteman) November 24, 2016
NO ONE can tell me muppets aren't real after I just saw Miss Piggy use REFLEXES to catch Tony Bennett on a moving float
— CRAG SANDWICH (@ASAP_raquel) November 24, 2016
Miss Piggy just saved Tony Bennett from falling off a float which is probably some kind of euphemism for 2016 #MacysParade
— Emmy Potter (@emmylanepotter) November 24, 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
Miss Piggy saving Tony Bennett is the best thing to happen in 2016.
— Gary Pochron (@garypochron) November 24, 2016
MISS PIGGY CATCHING TONY BENNETT AS HE FALLS OFF A FLOAT = ICONIC pic.twitter.com/3qlsv30sFg
— Mike T (@majtague) November 24, 2016
Though the moment was traumatic for some, Miss Piggy bounced right back. The morning after Thanksgiving, she updated her fans to let them know that she was enjoying some Black Friday shopping. Bennett wasn’t shopping with her — but her slew of assistants kept her company.
What a successful #BlackFriday I had!! Thank goodness I had my four assistants waiting at four different stores all night long.
— Miss Piggy (@MissPiggy) November 25, 2016