See Why This Awesome Dad Wins Halloween This Year
This dad stole our hearts by supporting his son's gender-bending costume choice.
Sorry Elsa, we don't want to let this one go—we want to celebrate it! Today in awesome parenting: a 28-year-old Virginia-based dad, Paul Henson, is supporting his son's offbeat Halloween costume selection. While browsing for what to wear trick-or-treating, Henson's toddler Caiden decided he wanted to be Queen Elsa from Disney's Frozen. The little guy also said he wanted Dad to be Elsa's sister, Princess Anna.
His dad's response?
"Anyone that knows us, knows we generally let Caiden make his own choices, to an extent," Henson captioned a Facebook post of Caiden in his Elsa dress. "Well, he has decided on a Halloween costume. He wants to be Elsa. He also wants me to be Anna. Game on.
Keep your masculine bullshit and slutty kids costumes, Halloween is about children pretending to be their favorite characters. Just so happens, this week his is a princess."
Henson told Buzzfeed he didn't think he was doing anything special by sharing the Facebook post—and amazing parenting move—so he was surprised to see how many people responded. By the next morning, the post had already been shared several thousand times (it's since been shared nearly 30,000 times, as of this writing).
Apart from the positive message this sends to parents—and children who want to dress up as their favorite characters for Halloween—we love that Benson said most of the feedback from his post was supportive. "Support your children, love them, they look up to you as their heroes," he said. "Why not help them achieve their goals?" Amen, dad. Amen.