The World’s Best Uncle Dressed Up Like A Disney Princess To Take His Niece To See “Cinderella”

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Jessy Nagy has become a viral sensation after photos of him in a Disney princess outfit taking his niece to see Cinderella went up on social media. Nagy’s 4-year-old niece, Izzy, wanted to wear her princess costume to the screening, but was nervous.

So Uncle Jessy borrowed a friend’s old prom dress and joined her for some cosplay fun.

“She’s like my mini-me,” Nagy, 25, told ABC. “I really wanted to spend time with her, so I said ’let’s go have a princess day.”

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Word didn’t get out until a movie-theater employee posted their picture on Reddit.

“I had no idea,” Nagy confessed. “It wasn’t until midway through the movie my phone kept ringing with people texting asking if I was at a theater in Alabama. I’m not even subscribed to these sites so I said ’what the heck is going on?’ But “If it’s going to make her happy, I’ll do it, I don’t care.”

It’s nice to see guys who aren’t hung up on gender stereotypes—especially in Alabama, which has become a battleground state for marriage equality and LGBT rights.

“I’m happy people are seeing the importance of family bonding and giving up a little pride,” Nagy, 25, tweeted on Monday night.

Halfway around the world, another man made a similar statement: A London dad recently dressed up as Elsa to take his daughter to a Frozen sing-a-long.  She dressed like Olaf the Snowman.

We’re not sure what the bigger gesture is: Wearing drag for your daughter, or sitting through Frozen AGAIN!

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.