In our increasingly divided times, it’s the small, spur-of-the-moment acts of altruism that shine brightest. And during Tuesday’s nor’easter that swept most of New England, one 37-year-old Bostonian attorney named Jason Triplett stepped up to the plate to push a police wagon out of the snow.
In typical “who, me?” humility expected of an officer of the court, Triplett did the deed on camera — while dressed as Princess Elsa from the film Frozen.
According to BuzzFeed News, Triplett stated that he bought the Elsa costume last year because “he thought it would be hilarious to dress like the Disney character during a snowstorm.”
And judging by the reaction, he was right.
Tonight has been stressful so here’s a picture of “drag Elsa” pushing a Boston Police wagon out of the snow pic.twitter.com/TjmpLfHdSs
— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) March 14, 2018
— Jordi Mullor (@mullordi) March 14, 2018
A drag queen dressed as Elsa just single-handedly freed a stuck police wagon from a blizzard in the middle of March. If that sentence doesn’t perfectly encapsulate the spirit of Boston, I don’t know what does.
Video credit: Christopher Haynes pic.twitter.com/6IiXVWFVvw
— Sarah McGonagall (@sarahmcgbeauty) March 14, 2018
The video now stands at over 1.5 million views on Facebook, with the online coliseum hailing Triplett’s selfless action as that of a “true queen.” When asked to survey what he had wrought, Triplett told BuzzFeed he “never expected to go this viral” and “wouldn’t go on the Ellen DeGeneres show unless Adam Rippon was there.”
Way to go, Jason/Elsa! In rough times, we should all hope to experience this kind of royalty.