After everything 2020 threw at us, we didn't think anything could shock us now.
Then out of nowhere, Sesame Street character Big Bird dropped an absolute bomb on our poor unsuspecting selves: he has 'cousins' that live all over the world, and like people, they all look a little different.
"Different countries often have their own co-production of Sesame Street," Twitter account, Muppet History explained, adding that each production "incorporates their culture, along with their own versions of 'Big Bird' and 'Oscar the Grouch'."
The giant bird himself took to Twitter later to confirm that he does indeed, have colourful cousins all around the globe, meaning the Big Bird people grew up with is different depending on where you live.
I heard my friends on Twitter were asking about my cousins around the world! It’s true, I have a lot of bird cousins in different countries. Here’s a little bit about them:— Big Bird (@BigBird) February 5, 2021
"I heard my friends on Twitter were asking about my cousins around the world!" the tweet read. "It's true, I have a lot of bird cousins in different countries. Here's a little bit about them."
Following the tweet was a thread of Big Bird's relatives, including Minik Kuş from Turkey, Pino from The Netherlands, Abelardo from Mexico, Poupas from Portugal and perhaps the most terrifying of all: Garibaldo from Brazil.
Well colour me shooketh at this revelation. pic.twitter.com/L7dvVWmO71— Neil Scully (@neilscully) February 3, 2021
"Thanks for learning about my family! It's fun having cousins all around the world!" Big Bird finished the thread with a yellow heart emoji.
Although many people were aware more than one Big Bird existed, a lot of Sesame Street fans had no idea and are having trouble coming to terms with the fact the giant bird they grew up knowing isn't the same everywhere.
"Looks like a f---ing alternative universe," one fan tweeted.
While others enjoyed the fact that Big Bird acknowledges his Brazillian cousins is a bit... terrifying.
"Big Bird, I'm sorry, but Garibaldo looks like he sells orphans," one fan joked.
"I am very unnerved by Garibaldo's energy and Big Bird's nervous disclaimer re: same," another wrote.
Check out Big Bird's cousins below, meanwhile we just need to sit down and process this new information.
Abelardo from Mexico. Photo: Twitter
Pino from The Netherlands Photo: Twitter
Minik Kuş from Turkey Photo: Twitter
Poupas from Portugal. Photo: Twitter
Garibaldo from Brazil Photo: Twitter