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10 Best Ways To Honor James Gandolfini Today

James Gandolfini on Sesame Street

We can’t be the only ones who’ve been listening to “Woke Up This Morning” and “Don’t Stop Believing” on a loop all day, in honor of the late, great James Gandolfini. We all want to remember the actor who brought pathos to the mafioso stereotype and made the world want to be from the Garden State back when the Jersey Shore crowd was still in middle school. That’s why we’ve gathered a few of the best videos, GIFs and photos floating around the Internet today…

1. Hug away your fears. We had to start out with Gandolfini at his warm and fuzzy best, in this clip of his appearance on Sesame Street. While telling Zoe about his fear of the dark, getting his hair cut and “giant, talking vegetables,” he also displays his acting chops. Just look at him snuggle with that teddy bear!