Uncle of the year indeed! Not many men would do this for their own child, but this 26-year-old man from Detroit did it for his niece. He explained that she was embarrassed to wear her princess dress by herself, so the man, Jesse Nagy, donned a borrowed dress and the two princesses were on their way.
Jesse Nagy posted a photograph of himself wearing the strapless dress to Facebook on Sunday along with the caption: ‘Sometimes you just have to be a princess. Going to see Cinderella! Uncle of the year.’
In the picture his chest hair, tattoos, muscular arms and facial scruff cut a comical contrast to the girly get-up he’s wearing.
The full-time actor topped off the ensemble with a diamante handbag and tiara – although he stuck to comfortable flip-flops instead of glass slippers.
‘The niece was embarrassed to wear her princess costume to the movies. The uncle didn’t like that,’ explained a worker at the theater who took a photo with the duo.
Thousands of commenters have applauded Nagy for his actions.
One fan wrote: ‘From a mom that has a son your age . . . it warms my heart what you did.’
Another joked: ‘Welcome to being the most wanted man in America.’
Nagy told ABC News he will continue taking Izzy out on their special dates even if it involves dressing up.
‘If it’s going to make her happy, I’ll do it, I don’t care.’
He added that the princess dressing stunt got him more publicity in three hours than his five years of professional acting put together.