Elmo. The beloved Sesame Street character who speaks about himself in the third person. Never hurt a soul in his life. A symbol of friendliness and companionship for so many young children.
So why wouldn't a soul-less bastard take a talking Elmo toy and light it on fire? It's amazing how long it's able to continue talking and even the movement motor is partially functional after the toy is nothing but a smoldering heap of melted plastic.