Bob McGrath, an original cast member of “Sesame Street,” was known to steal the hearts of people through their television screens.
In Saskatchewan, he was a legend in another way — by being a friendly neighbour.
McGrath, was who 90, died at his home in New Jersey on Sunday.
McGrath was a permanent fixture on the Prairies with Saskatchewan’s annual Kinsmen Foundation fundraiser called TeleMiracle, which helps local charities and communities.
He hosted TeleMiracle for nearly 40 years before retiring in 2015.
Jeffery Straker, a Saskatchewan artist who co-hosted TeleMiracle with McGrath, says McGrath loved to teach people how to help their neighbours.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 5, 2022.