A photo of a little girl and her mer-dad at Disneyland has the internet collectively saying “awww”.
The picture of the daddy-daughter duo was shared to Imgur, where it has now been viewed over 1.5 million times.
And it’s not hard to see why. The photo is pure #dadgoals.
Mer-dad joins the ranks of dads who have gone above and beyond to make their kids smile. Here are some of our other favourite #dadgoal moments:
This dad dressed up as Princess Leia:
Two years ago for Halloween, when his daughter decided she wanted to dress up as Han, Tom Burns agreed to be the Leia to her Solo. And the result – complete with Leia’s iconic hairdo – is downright adorable.
— The Good Men Project (@GoodMenProject) October 21, 2014
Here’s David Beckham stitching his daughter Harper’s doll a dress:
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And letting Harper do his hair:
This dad wore a skirt to support his 5-year-old son who likes to wearing dresses sometimes:
— Angry_Bisounours (@lapin47) May 16, 2014
Writing for the Huffington Post, dad Nils Pickert explained:
“He is my son, not my property. I don’t own him. If there is such a thing as owning a human being, he owns me. I made him, I dreamed of him, I longed for him; now he is in my life, and I am responsible for him as long as there is breath in me. So I teach him the rules and what to do with them. Not every rule makes sense… It is not OK for anybody to mess with my son about his outfit. Hence I wear dresses and skirts so that any person who has a problem with that and feels the necessity to express his or her resentments can mess with me.