June 7, 2012 at 9:19 AM ET
Does Matt have a man-crush on Elmo?
It sure seems like it! He gave the Muppet a kiss during their chat on the sofa this morning.
And Matt wasn't alone: Natalie also had fun with Elmo on the screen of the newsnook.
The furry red “Sesame Street” star was in Studio 1A as part of his bid to become an Olympic torch bearer.
And the fuzzy little guy may have scored a big break: The TODAY team invited Elmo to join them in London during their broadcasts from the Olympic Games. Support Elmo's dream on his Facebook page.
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