A father and his four-year-old son are going viral for their Frozen-themed music video. Wearing matching Elsa dresses, the duo from Norway dances around their living room to the Disney movie’s hit song “Let It Go.”
And while the choreography is on point, it’s the costumes—or rather the message behind them—that dad Ørjan Burøe says is the most important part.
“It’s important to teach children that you can do whatever you want to do, and not put prejudice all over them,” Burøe told CBS News of why he had no problem with the dresses, which he bought on Ebay for his son Dexter along with a tiny tiara. “Soon enough you will find out who you’re going to be in life.”
In the interview, he added that “just like kids don’t see color of skin,” Dexter doesn’t feel embarrassed about looking up to Elsa just because she’s a girl. “He just sees something that’s great. For him, Elsa is a superhero.”
mom is gone, no stress????
Posted by Ørjan Burøe on Sunday, January 20, 2019
The video, which was filmed while Dexter’s mom was away and posted on Sunday, January, 20, already has over 36.5 million views on Facebook. Many people are praising Burøe for accepting his son for who he is and ignoring gender stereotypes.
“THIS is what healthy masculinity looks like,” writes one viewer. Another says, “Allowing your child to explore and dress up in whatever is fantastic, what an amazing parent you are.”
One user even trolled the (very few) haters who blasted the dad for letting his son wear a dress. “This is disgusting, how dare that father allow his son to do that. I would never let my son wear an ORANGE shirt with that blue dress,” he joked.
So what does Burøe ultimately hope that Dexter takes away from their father-son dance? The Norwegian dad and comedian told CBS News that he wants the young boy to know that “it’s important to embarrass yourself and let it go.”