This week Sesame Street says goodbye to a good friend and well known cast member of the show Sonia Manzano also known as Maria. The actress has been apart of the show for 44 years and has been featured as a regular on the show since 1974. She was also a writer for the show and won 15 Emmys. Maria first appeared on the show living above Gordon and Susan in an apartment, then later met and married Luis, managing a Fix-It-Shop. They later had a beautiful daughter named Gabi. Sonia announced her retirement at the American Library Association Annual Conference this week. Twitter was in a frenzy, reminiscing all the memories that included the characters and Maria. We will miss you Maria and good luck on your future endeavors.