Elmo is a 3½-year-old red monster with a distinctive cheerful voice and a contagious giggle. Enthusiastic, friendly, and curious, he loves to explore new things and be a part of everything that happens on Sesame Street. However, like most preschoolers, he sometimes doesn’t have all the skills or knowledge he needs. But that never stops him! He always maintains an optimistic view of himself and life. Elmo tries to do the right thing in every situation, and encourages his friends to do the same. Some of his best friends are Zoe, Abby, and his pet goldfish Dorothy, but he is always ready to meet new people. Elmo’s favorite hobbies are dancing, singing, and riding his tricycle. He also loves books and using his imagination to make up stories.