Holiday parade spreads Christmas cheer in Auburn

Onlookers couldn’t help but turn their eyes to the pink bunny man on Genesee Street.

David Gilmore, in a costume modeled after a bunny suit worn by the main character in the film “A Christmas Story,” walked Saturday night with his partner in pink, his 3-year-old daughter Payton, who was dressed as Poppy from the movie “Trolls.”

The reason for his furry attire was the annual holiday parade in Auburn. His friend, Tom Quinn, of Quinn Trucking in Auburn, had a vehicle shown in the event, so David jumped at the opportunity to join the fun.

Passersby were friendly and recognized the reference, David said.

“People have been warm and so nice,” he said.

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