The tradition of waking up Thanksgiving morning and crowding around the T.V. to watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one that many Americans take part in each year.
People look forward to the famous “Rockette” kickline, Santa’s grand finale, their favorite balloon, and the cringe-worthy moment that’s inevitable for live TV.
However, the difference in 2016 is that headlines aren’t up to the television hosts who are trained to keep their cool no matter what happens, but rather the ever-watching eye of social media.
And this year, Twitter didn’t miss a thing:
— Alexis Ramsey (@alexismramsey) November 24, 2016
After singing the last notes in their duet of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” Miss Piggy saved Tony Bennett from a potentially devastating tumble when their parade float rushed forward.
And the moment took the internet by turkey-day storm:
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
— smol meme (@ASAP_raquel) November 24, 2016
Some people noting the moment should go down in puppet history:
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
And labeling it the highlight of the year:
Miss Piggy saving Tony Bennett is the best thing to happen in 2016.
— Gary Pochron (@garypochron) November 24, 2016
While one woman called out the parade’s hosts on ignoring the monumental moment:
These announcers are going to completely ignore the lead story. Miss Piggy just saved Tony Bennett's life! #MacysParade
— Shelby Bell (@ShelbyBell) November 24, 2016
And this viewer declared no one should underestimate the matter:
Let's not just gloss over the fact that Miss Piggy just saved Tony Bennett from falling. #MacysThanksgivingDayParade
— Matt Johnson (@Rudeboy737) November 24, 2016
Bennett’s publicist, Sylvia Weiner, did have a comment for concerned Twitter accounts everywhere, saying:
“Tony is great and thanks the crowd along the parade route for their warmth and he wishes everyone a very happy Thanksgiving,”
Although Miss Piggy hasn’t yet responded to the knight-in-shining-armor messages sent her way, parade viewers all over were certainly thankful for saving Bennett’s life and the Thanksgiving holiday distraction.