Lupita Nyong'o tells Elmo she loves her skin

Image: Lupita Nyong'o and Elmo
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Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o stopped by "Sesame Street" in the flesh to share an important lesson with her furry friend, Elmo — and it wasn't an acting lesson.

The "Non-Stop" star schooled him about skin.

"Did you know all animals and people are covered in skin?" Nyong'o asked.

"Get out of town!" Elmo shot back.

Sure enough, Nyong'o pointed out that even under Elmo's fur, there's skin. (Or maybe felt — close enough!)

But the most important lesson that she taught him was that we all should learn to love the skin we're in.

"I love my skin," she said with a smile.

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