Boy with viral hot dog school picture gets a special visit from the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile
This school picture should win most creative outfit.
A fourth grader who dressed up as a hot dog for his school pictures quickly became an internet sensation and got a special surprise from the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.
The larger-than-life hot dog-shaped vehicle paid a visit to 9-year-old Jake Arsenault, the boy with the most unique student ID and yearbook photo at Biddeford Intermediate School in Maine, on Monday after his story went viral.
His dad, Craig Arsenault, snapped a shot of the oversized bun and dog on wheels and told ABC News that Jake and his friends went for a ride, all dressed in hot dog attire.
"They had an absolute blast," he said.
Arsenault first shared a photo of his son's unique student ID shot on Facebook and told ABC News it all started with a dare.
"He was wondering what he should wear for school picture day when my wife jokingly suggested the hot dog costume," Arsenault said about his son's one-of-a-kind fourth-grade portrait.
"The school let him do it, and I couldn't be happier," Arsenault wrote alongside a photo of his son's new school ID card that prominently features a thumbnail of Jake smiling, encased in a costume that looks like a hot dog topped with relish and mustard.
Arsenault, a U.S. Army Sgt., said he and his wife Kari were on vacation when picture day took place so they "sent him to school with this permission slip" endorsing the hilarious idea.
"[We] told him we were excited to see what came back and then he came home one day with it, my wife sent me a picture and then I posted it on Facebook and it blew up from there," he explained.
"I can’t wait to hear what the reactions are -- since it’s gone so viral," the dad said. "This will be the first day back to school since it took off."
As of the time of publication his post had over 7,300 likes and over 31,000 shares on Facebook.
When the parents first saw the official photo, he said, "We just laughed and laughed."
The father also told ABC News that when the photographer saw his costume he asked Jake "if he was sure he 'didn’t want another picture done without the costume so his parents could have something nice.'"
"They ultimately ended up doing one without the costume for a second school ID that we got a day later, but they have assured us that the hot dog picture will be the one in the yearbook," he said.
If you ask us, Jake should win the superlative for most creative picture day outfit.