New Yorkers braved frigid temperatures on Thursday (December 28) to line up for the annual Good Riddance Day event in Times Square.
The symbolic event has passerby write down bad memories of the past year on a piece of paper to put it in a shredding truck to “shred it to forget it,” according to organizers.
Tumai Waters, a construction worker from lower Manhattan said that he wants to bid farewell to the whole year, while Barbara Roche said she would like to put her parents’ emergency hospital visits behind her.
“Good Riddance Day” was held for the 11th time and has become a part of Times Square’s annual New Year events.
Street performer Naked Cowboy was also on site to write down his good riddance wish for 2018, which read “pants”.