BANGOR – Friday morning kids at The Learning Garden in Bangor lined up outside with eager smiles for a special guest.
“I’m originally from Romania and I talk like this but then I came to America and I picked up this wise guy accent somehow even though Jesse’s never been from New York,” Cranston Speed, a puppet, said.
Cranston and puppeteer, Jesse Speed, brought smiles and laughter to the kids on Friday.
“Oh it was awesome seeing the kids smile I had such a good day and there’s nothing like seeing those kids smile,” Cranston said.
COVID-19 has trapped individuals into small bubbles, a world Jesse is no stranger to.
“I have a son Milo he was born with a lot of various disabilities that made his world kinda small kind of how we’re all feeling with the quarantine and so I tired to make it bigger for him by starting to do different voices,” Jesse said.
The voices developed into personalities, such as Cranston. With every song and dance, Milo started to respond.
“Once he finally started laughing and we found ways to make him laugh ways to make him smile my wife and I, our life just turned around,” Jesse said.
“The joy I get from hanging out with Milo and my family there’s nothing like it and I want other people to be able to share those feelings with me,” Cranston said.
If you would like Jesse and Cranston to perform for you, email [email protected]