Neil deGrasse Tyson LeVar Burton Goodnight Moon

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LeVar Burton reads ‘Goodnight Moon’ to Neil deGrasse Tyson—and it’s incredibly comforting

Settle in and cuddle up.


Josh Katzowitz

Internet Culture

Published Oct 9, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 2:53 pm CDT

If you’re sleepy and you need somebody to read you a bedtime story, you couldn’t do any better than LeVar Burton, the man who taught generations of children about books on Reading Rainbow. Turns out, Neil deGrasse Tyson agrees.

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It all started with this Tyson tweet from May, in which he professed his love for the classic children’s book Goodnight Moon.

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Apparently, the universe (or someone’s PR team) heard that request and brought Burton and Tyson together for the most soothing nighty-night reading ever.

Now, if only Burton would read the No. 1 bedtime children’s book of all time: Go the Fuck To Sleep. Oh wait, he already did that.

H/T Nerdist

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*First Published: Oct 9, 2017, 3:56 pm CDT