Every time it rains in New York, countless atrocities are left strewn on the street in the form of broken umbrellas. Our other rain gear stays with us, but sometimes even the best umbrellas are abandoned, just another one of those rain-related annoyances we’d rather forget. So next time you’re about to callously cast one of your nylon friends aside, spare a thought for its feelings: It could have its own hopes and dreams and problems, just like the New York umbrellas you’re about to meet in the slideshow below.
Meet the broken umbrellas of New York
These heart-wrenching photos of abandoned umbrellas will have you loving your rainy-day companion even more