Catharsis-seeking New Yorkers gathered in Times Square on Wednesday to say farewell to their least favorite memories of 2011. It was the 5th annual Good Riddance Day and particpants took turns destroying, literally, all those less than fortunate recollections from the year.
Visitors said bye-bye to everything from "Being broke all year" to military order documents. They did so with camaraderie and encouragement from their fellow Good Riddance celebrators, and with the help of a giant, mobile shredding machine.
Organizers awarded Robert Santoriella with an iPad2 for his wish to forget "Childhood Blood Cancer" by disposing a "puke bucket that is no longer needed."
Watch below as some of the worst get shredded away. Here's to a fresh start in 2012!