Few experiences in life are more crucial to a child’s development than putting on a costume, grabbing a pillow case, and consuming a year’s worth of processed sugar in one night. And while occasionally some unforeseen event might derail a kid’s plans to trick-or-treat, this year one all-star father didn’t let a little 2,700 mile plane ride spoil his three-year-old daughter’s Halloween.
While this year the Internet has been rightfully gushing over Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Blue Ivy's Barbie-themed getups, a photo of the little girl dressed as a doughnut—eagerly walking up and down the aisles of the plane—quickly went viral on Tuesday for its extreme cute levels alone.
A passenger named Stephanie Kahan first tweeted the photo of the toddler, also snapping a shot of a typed note her father had passed out to each passenger on the flight. Though according to Kahan the father has asked to stay anonymous, the lengths the man was willing to go in the hopes of making his daughter happy has put him on the Internet’s short list for Father of the Year. Kahan's photo has since been liked more than 180,000 times, and re-tweeted more than 96,000 times.
“Happy Halloween! My 3-year-old daughter, Molly, was bummed that she wouldn’t be able to go trick-or-treating this year due to this flight… so I decided to bring trick-or-treating to her,” the note reads. “If you are willing, when my little donut comes down the aisle, please drop this in her basket. You’ll be making her Halloween! If you’re unwilling, no worries, just pass the treat back to me. Thanks so much!”
According to ABC 5, the flight was a long one—from Boston, Massachusetts to San Francisco, California—and the passenger’s seemed to obliged the father’s request despite being stuck 30,000 feet in the air.
Forget candy. Somebody give this guy a medal.