Look who's here! It's Smokey the Bear, that friendly fellow in a ranger's hat who?
Look who's here! It's Smokey the Bear, that friendly fellow in a ranger's hat who helps prevent forest fires. This gigantic version of Smokey was made by Goodyear for Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. Inflated with helium gas, he stands as high as a five story building.
Always alert, Smokey spots a fire in the woods. His call for help is answered by youthful forest rangers who quickly put out the blaze.
Mission accomplished! Another piece of valuable woodland is saved by Smokey the Bear and his friends.
Guided by 36 handlers, Smokey waves good-bye as he leaves for New York where he'll join nine other Goodyear balloons on NBC television in the big Thanksgiving Day parade.
See the parade live here on (call letters) beginning at (local time) Thanksgiving Day.