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Becca Youngers

Becca Youngers’ personal collection of Squishmallows

Sarah Wicker, Staff Writer/ Funny Person

A new craze has taken over pop culture in the past few months. We’re talking about Squishmallows, which come in many different plushes and sizes.  


So what exactly are Squishmallows? 


Squishmallows are the softest, cutest, cuddliest plush around. Shop the full collection of everyday, spring and baby products! Over 5 million sold!” the Squishmallows’ Website said.


Each Squishmallow comes with a name and has a different hobby and personality trait. 


Take Austin the Avocado, for example. “Austin loves drawing aliens and dreams of one day living in space! He loves pretending that he lives on the moon or is climbing rock mountains on Mars,” the Squishmallows website said. 


Molly Dryer (11) talked about her personal collection of Squishmallows. 


Molly Dryer (11) shares personal collection of Squishmallows.

“I now have seven Squishmallows, some may call it an addiction. My favorite is either Wendy, my big frog purchased from Walgreens for $20 or my pink cheetah cat that I purchased at Target for $15. My cat is part of the stack collection so she is more like a long pillow,” Dryer said.


You can get Squishmallows almost anywhere. Retailers like Walgreens, Target, and Five Below carry them. Five Below has started carrying the new Halloween Squishmallows, or “Malloween Squishmallows.” 


They’re going by very quickly, so if you want a new huggable friend, get them as soon as possible!