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When Yo-Yo Ma met a wombat on the bathroom floor

Eric Pfeiffer
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Photo by Peter Sagal via Twitter

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is one of the most acclaimed living musicians in the world. He has won several Grammys and in 2010 was the recipient of a White House Presidential Medal of Freedom. But his greatest distinction may have occurred on Tuesday night when he spent some time on a Chicago bathroom floor with Wilbur the Wombat.

Yo-Yo Ma requested a meet and greet with the Brookfield Zoo's wombat while attending a benefit for Chicago's Community Trust, according to event producer Donna LaPietra. And then NPR host Peter Segal snapped a picture of the dynamic duo that has since been making its way across Twitter.

"He was done doing the rehearsal with the orchestra on stage and joined Wilbur in his dressing room," LaPietra told the Chicago Sun-Times. "Next thing you know he's just down on the floor."

"Wilbur had a [dressing room] to himself and let me tell you, you would want it that way," she said. "Don't tell Wilbur he had a smaller dressing room than Yo-Yo Ma."

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