You’ve read the children’s classic Goodnight Moon no less than 3,000 times. And that’s just in the last week! Okay, so maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. But you have read the Margaret Wise Brown book over and over and over again. Seriously. You kind of know it by heart now. Your kiddo begs for the book nightly. And guess what? So does one of the most well-known astrophysicists. Yep. Neill deGrasse Tyson tweeted that he was looking for someone to read the children’s book to him. And LeVar Burton answered!
The internet is kind of going nuts over this oh-so-sweet pairing. Cuddled up with a comfy pillow, a blanket and a soft stuffed toy, Tyson listens to Burton read the time-tested bedtime tale.
Okay, so this is far from the first time that Burton has famously read a book. While you might think of him as Geordi La Forge from Star Trek: The Next Generation, your child probably knows Burton from the iconic Reading Rainbow.
Watching Burton melodically read the story to Tyson makes us realize why our kids love it so much. Burton’s read is beyond relaxing. And now we kind of want Burton to read to us, too!
How many times have you read Goodnight Moon to your child? Do you know the words by heart? Tell us in the comments below.