Are Pillow Pets Still Popular With Kids? My little girl has a pink pillow like pet. My mom bought it for her before the brand pillow pet was even popular. I have had it for almost 3 years! Before she was born I got it as a gift. My mom is funny….(imagine with a very strong Italian accent)..”look it is pillow…now its a doll…a pillow…now a doll!” LOL!