You have Millennials of New York. You have Felines of New York. You even have Goats of Bangladesh. We’ve tracked parodies of the global sensation Humans of New York and even rounded up the nine best. And now we’ve found another that is definitely worth following.
Enter Bananas of New York.
Like you’d imagine, the parody pairs photos of bananas with human captions. Believe it or not, it started out as a personal fascination with banana garbage rather than a parody account.
“For a while, I’d been taking pictures of banana peels that I came across on the street because I find them somewhat fascinating,” founder Vincent Moore told the Observer. “It’s such a specific and cartoonish form of littering and I never really thought that it actually happened in real life. They stick out more than other things on the street.”
It was only when Moore had collected a ton of photos and wanted to put them to use that Bananas of New York was born.
“I didn’t know what to do with the pictures at first but I knew I wanted to do something. Eventually, I decided to make a Humans of New York-style website for them as I thought it would be a fun format to use to tell their stories,” he said. “As I began working on it, I found that the bananas have a lot personality, which made writing for them really fun and interesting. It feels like they have distinct voices.”