Soft power: Global pillow fight takes over NYC & other cities across the world (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Soft power: Global pillow fight takes over NYC & other cities across the world (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
The annual international pillow fight has played out in New York and other cities across the world affording participants a unique and somewhat tempting opportunity to bash a couple of strangers on the street and get away with it.

The thrilling, yet quite safe event took place at Washington Square Park in New York on April, 1, attracting hundreds of grown-up people apparently willing to blow off some steam and act like a kid for a change.

“Pillows fly and teddies soar as you converge for a giant urban pillow fight! Swing and whack as you evade pillow-wielding assailants. Bring a soft pillow and wait for the signal. Pillow fight!” says an invitation to the fight posted on Facebook.

happy international pillow fight day! #internationalpillowfightday #pillowfight #dc #washingtondc #travel

Публикация от Gwen Dolyn (@summeronrepeat)

The flashmob that is also raising money for charity has seen over 5,000 participants over the recent years in New York alone.

The event has swept across the US and Europe and was hosted in a number of cities including Atlanta, Washington, London, Milan, Madrid, Toronto, Amsterdam and many others.

☀️#PillowFight

Публикация от Vika 💋 (@vikasayshey)

London, UK

Milan, Italy

#Pillowfight #milan

Публикация от La (@larieta85)

Madrid, Spain

Toronto, Canada

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Overall, the hilarious event that turned into a tradition in 2008 has attracted thousands of people in more than 100 cities across the globe.