The ritual Macy’s Day Parade balloon inflation was today right outside the American Museum of Natural History, where you get to witness some of your favorite childhood mascots gets pumped with air and dragged down the street for kids to point at.

Papa Smurf

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Mickey Mouse

Ronald McDonald

Sonic the Hedgehog

Pillsburry Doughboy

Elf

Buzz Lightyear

(Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)