Richard Buran is one of the occasional heroes in the Macy's Parade Mysteries franchise.


Richard has been a long-time balloon handler in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade since 2013. Here is a list of balloons he's handled so far:

  • 2013 - Flying Fish
  • 2014 - Papa Smurf
  • 2015 - Snoopy and Woodstock
  • 2016 - Hello Kitty
  • 2017 - Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger
  • 2018 - One of the Gold Macy's Starflakes
  • 2019 - Ronald McDonald

Although he was unable to finish the route in the last of those years after the Ronald McDonald balloon had an accident that lead to his removal, he still enjoys participating in the Parade regardless. During the 363 days in between each Parade, he likes to explore New York City, and on his spare time, he often visits the Land of Wackiness to hang out with the Balloonatics.


Richard is a 39-year-old man who has stylized black hair, facial hair and glasses. He wears a balloon handler costume, that randomly changes its colors and vest design each time he is featured, making him the only character in the entire franchise to frequently change its clothing.


  • Richard is the first occasional MPM character to be based on a user outside of YouTube (in this case, Instagram).
  • He is the final hero character to be made in 2019, as well as the last male character to be made that year as well.
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