New York hello

What happens when at 8pm in Central Park West, your kids decide to say a big friendly HELLO to each person who passes by:

8:01-  Kids decide to say hello to everyone cheerily

8:02- Kids' mother is extremely embarrassed

8:03- Kids are squealing with delight that people are saying cheerful Hello, How Are You's back to them

8:05- Kids' mother stops being embarrassed- amusement begins

8:07- Kids make up a rule that they won't say hi to those on cell phones or with earbuds

8:14- Isaac declares that this is the most fun game ever

8:15- Isabelle declares that New Yorkers are the nicest people evar

8:16- A stranger stops kids to say thanks for saying hi, that Belle's sweater is so cute; stranger starts to walk away but steps back to clarify that Belle's sweater isn't all that is good about her, but she's sure Belle is smart and funny, too.

8:17- Old woman calls kids "crazy kids out too late"

8:25- Man stops children to say thanks for saying hello

8:26- Isaac repeats that this is the best game ever

8:28- Isaac again states the awesomeness of this game and says "it's a definite feel-good game"

8:29- we arrive at hotel, Belle is proud that "like, 50 people said Hi" back to her.

8:45- Isaac, getting ready for bed, reports that he "is proud of humanity."

This reminded me of a similar game the kids played in Tokyo.

Photos from... Tokyo!  If you ever go, visit Showa Park. Gorgeous.

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