Poor Elmo, he can’t seem to find any shade in Detroit. The poor little character was recently spotted sitting in the hot sun on a pile of debris, looking lonely and forlorn. His bright red color is slowly fading away while he sits in the sun on the hot days of summer. Don’t know how he got there, but whoever brought him to this desolate place may be planning to return and feed him. That may be the case because someone left him in a sitting position, as if at a table waiting for food and drinks to be served.
He was found in a large fenced off dusty lot on Detroit’s Westside. The lot appears to be used by construction companies to temporarily store chunks of broken cement, piles of gravel, and large sections of black asphalt while rebuilding nearby roads and sidewalks.
The construction holding site is an unlikely out-of-the-way place for Elmo to be sitting and waiting. Not only was the area dusty and dismal, but there were piles of miscellaneous household and home construction materials that someone illegally dumped on the site. And that’s where faded little Elmo was sitting, waiting patiently, with a surprised look on his face that seemed to say, “Are you here to feed me and take me away from this nasty place?”
Unfortunately, poor Elmo had to stay in the deserted lot and sweat it out. Maybe Ernie, Alistair, or other members of the Muppet crew will stop by and join Elmo for a nice dinner and lively conversation. It can get lonely out there for him, and he could use a little company.