Why One Man Dressed as a Princess for His 4-Year-Old Niece

One uncle went the extra mile for his niece.

ByABC News
March 23, 2015, 4:16 PM

— -- When Jesse Nagy's 4-year-old niece Izzy was nervous to wear her princess gown in public, her uncle did something amazing for her.

"She's like my mini-me," he said. "I really wanted to spend time with her, so I said 'let's go have a princess day."

Nagy told ABC News that he planned on taking Izzy to see "Cinderella" at the movie theater last night.

To give her courage to wear her princess costume out of the house, the 25-year-old actor offered to wear one himself.

"She said 'you could be a princess too,'" Nagy said. "We made the trade-off and I said, 'OK, we can both be princesses,' but she had to have the crown. I thought 'fair enough!'

Shortly after the two arrived to the movie, a theater employee shared a photo of Nagy and Izzy on Reddit where it received over 1.7 million views.

"I had no idea," he said. "It wasn’t until midway through the movie by phone kept ringing with people texting asking if I was at a theater in Alabama. I'm not even subscribed to these sites so I said 'what the heck is going on?'"

In the future, Nagy said he will continue taking Izzy out on their special dates.

"If it’s going to make her happy, I'll do it, I don’t care."