Sesame Street's Cookie Monster is coming to town to help KBYU-TV celebrate its 25th birthday at the University Mall today from 10 a.m. until noon.

"Cookie Monster was so popular last year that we wanted him to come back," said Norma Gonzales-Collett, KBYU-TV assistant station manager. "Kids just love him."The Muppet visited KBYU and University Mall shoppers last July as part of Sesame Street's 20th birthday party. The event drew so many fans that KBYU decided to invite him to come back.

Children or families can have one free picture taken with Cookie Monster. Friends of KBYU-TV, Channel 11, will give out free balloons.