In 1997, thousands of kids were traumatized while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

Due to powerful winds, Barney the purple dinosaur hit a lamp post, and eventually was torn to shreds as kids and families shrieked in terror. 

“Give the kids nightmares,” noted one spectator. 

 Appropriately, this clip from the past parade, posted by DelhiTheCat, is going viral this Thanksgiving weekend.