Halloween Parades for Dogs Are Proof the World Can Be a Wonderful Place

Oct 23 2017 -- 1:00 PM

The internet has dark and scary corners. It's easy to fall down rabbit holes of negativity. However, every now and then, the internet throws us a lifeline so perfect that it reminds us just how awesome the world can be.

We present to you: New York City's Halloween parade for dogs. To understand how excellent this event was, all you have to do is look at this Pennywise pup, a.k.a. Puppywise.

https://twitter.com/NYPD9Pct/status/921874274050297861

Twitter has been awash with some of the best dang costumes from the 27th annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park in New York City. Pet owners dressed their pups to the nines in all manner of Halloween costumes for the event and we collectively get to "aww" for hours on end about them. This is what we call a win-win situation.

Multiple owners went for styles inspired by The Handmaid's Tale.

https://twitter.com/winstonthewhite/status/921876628770353153

https://twitter.com/rtordy/status/921851851200397312

Look at all these doggos. I especially like the LEGO brick.

https://twitter.com/MaddieOrton/status/921797417279938560

These dogs are a sightseeing tour.

https://twitter.com/skapunkphotos/status/921879836473380864

Then there's Daenerys and her dragon from Game of Thrones.

https://twitter.com/bydaysbreak/status/921825768136638469

Plus, a whole Jurassic Park group.

https://twitter.com/tessa_juliette/status/921838386071179266

Okay. I'll stop now. The hashtag #HalloweenDogParade is sincerely eating into our productivity today. Seriously, why spend time working when you can just stare at this picture of a "Pommes Frites Pup"?!

https://twitter.com/FranciscoNYC/status/658011928057507840

Yes, that's one from 2015, but it's still great.

What's your favorite Halloween pup costume? Let's discuss in the comments below!

Image: Can Kamiloğlu|Wikimedia Commons