By Erica Abbott
A man dressed as Elsa from the hit movie “Frozen” recently brought some Disney magic to Boston. “Drag Queen Elsa” helped push a police wagon out of a snowbank during a nor-easter in the New England city Tuesday night and the moment was all captured on camera. The video is now going viral—and it will surely thaw any frozen heart.
In the video, the man can be seen trying to single-handedly free the police vehicle from the snow, all while donning Queen Elsa of Arendelle’s iconic icy blue dress and sparkling cape. Restaurant publicist Christopher Haynes uploaded his video to Facebook, which garnered more than 4 million views in less than 24 hours. The video was also shared on Twitter, where it accumulated another 3 million views. “Yup, that just happened,” Haynes wrote on Facebook. “Drag ‘Elsa’ just single-handedly pushed out a stuck police wagon. Only in the South End and The Gallows.”
Yup, that just happened. Drag ‘Elsa’ just single-handedly pushed out a stuck police wagon.Only in the South End and The Gallows.Boston Police Department (Official), Disney, #bottomfriendlyfoods, #gallowsgroup, Blackbird Doughnuts, Banyan Bar + Refuge
Posted by Christopher B. Haynes on Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The man behind the costume was later revealed to be 37-year-old Jason Triplett, an attorney who bought the Elsa outfit last year but wore it during the blizzard “to give his friends a laugh,” according to the Boston Globe. When the police wagon became stuck just outside the gastropub, Triplett raced outside to help free it from the snow. After the vehicle was finally able to drive off, Triplett fiercely curtsied while, inside, patrons reportedly cheered.
While Triplett doesn’t expect his newfound fame to last, he told People magazine that “if this is my 15 minutes, I would like to leverage it to meet Adam Rippon,” the first openly-gay American athlete to qualify for the Winter Olympics. The cold never bothered him, anyway.
A post shared by Jason Paul (@jptriplett1) on Mar 13, 2018 at 5:28pm PDT
See how social media reacted to the “Frozen”-inspired moment below:
Social Media Reacts to Viral Video of “Drag Queen Elsa” Freeing Boston Police Wagon from Snow
— Frozen (@FrozenBroadway) March 14, 2018
Do you wanna build a snowman? Or push a truck out of a drift? https://t.co/Vk3y1MpkIF
— Annie Parker (@annie_parker) March 14, 2018
This is amazing https://t.co/v2kTw5J5qx
— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) March 14, 2018
There is a bit of Disney Magic all around us.
Bravo Elsa! https://t.co/FTUuzV8rZ3
— Kevin Klose (@KevinLKlose) March 14, 2018
Anna: Do you wanna build a snowman?
Elsa: Not now I’m moving this van. https://t.co/r6T8GNtJ7s
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