There is nothing sweeter than a dad who is willing to do something special for his daughter — especially if he looks ridiculous while doing it in public.
That's exactly what this father did for his adorable daughter when they went to Disney dressed as mermaids together.
Obviously, she is Princess Ariel and he is King Triton.
Good job, mermaid dad.
I can't get over how shiny his mermaid tail is. And those gold wrist cuffs! So. Cute.
The photo was posted to Reddit on Saturday by someone who spotted the pair at the park and has received a flood of comments, praising the dad for doing such an adorable, selfless thing for his kid.
Some Redditors had suggestions of how this dad could use this photo to his advantage once his little princess grows up:
And for some, this photo and the comments it inspired hit home a little too hard:
To which another Redditor responded,
There definitely is something special here that warrants a deeper reaction than, "Aw, cute," because the dad totally put himself out there just to make his daughter's day.
Of course, Redditors won't pass up any opportunities to make Disney character jokes. One user commented:
Some speculated that the daughter had nothing to do with his mermaid costume.
Other awesome dads posted stories with times they have done something similar for their daughters, but this one takes the cake.
The photo is priceless.
We love it. Look how happy that little girl is!
With Halloween around the corner, maybe this will inspire some dads to put on a princess outfit instead of whatever they'd normally wear as a costume.
Let's also not forget this London dad that dressed up as a princess from "Frozen" with his daughter who was dressed as Olaf.
Fake boobs and all. Amazing.
These dads are dedicated. They're #parentinggoals because they're obviously willing to go the extra mile and put themselves out there to put a smile on their daughter's faces.