For today anyway, this truly is the City of Brotherly Love.
Out on the parade route -- along Market Street, around City Hall and down Broad Street -- Phillies fans have been waiting for hours hugging, crying and cheering enthusiastically when SEPTA buses go by. The Phillies shirts, pennants and face paint make a giant sea of red up and down the streets.
"The World Series has pulled everybody together. We're all family right now," said James Parrish, 35, who drove over from Millville, NJ. He stood near the south entrance to City Hall, with his wife.
Andrew Christman, 23, from Bensalem, PA said the parade was a final celebration for him with family and friends before he heads to boot camp for the marines on Dec. 8.
"In 25 years I've never seen a championship. It means everything," said Christman, who leaned against a barricade outside City Hall. "This is the greatest. It's good to see the city all together."
Then Christman, like a true Philly fan, added: "And New York sucks!"
So lots of love out today, but maybe not for New York.