Elsa has come to the rescue of a beleaguered Boston Police wagon.
Yes, the same Elsa from Disney’s Frozen. Or, at least, a man wearing an Elsa costume.
Yes, a man.
Yesterday, the second nor’easter in as many weeks slammed into the Northeastern United States, dumping as much as two feet of snow in some locations. Boston was particularly hit hard, declaring Tuesday’s storm to be a blizzard as it blanketed the city in white.
A Boston police truck became mired in snow after the driver stepped out for a bite to eat Tuesday night. The truck was stuck just outside of The Gallows pub in the city’s South End, and while the driver’s plight went unnoticed in the raucous bar, the calamity wasn’t ignored by every bar patron.
Elsa herself (or the man in Elsa drag) stepped out into over a foot of snow wearing nothing but high heels to help the police truck out of the snowbank. A stuck truck wasn’t worth taking notice, but Elsa trying to push a truck out of the snow? That got people’s attention.
“Nobody even knew this cop was stuck, but he ran out to help.” Chris Haynes, a bar patron speaking to People.
And why the Elsa costume? “He was like ‘I wanted to blend in tonight so I threw this on,’ ” Haynes said.
Haynes shot a video on his phone and posted it to his Facebook page where it quickly went viral in Boston. You can hear patrons cheering as Elsa almost gets the car free at first, only to find it get stuck a second time a few feet away.
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“Let him go!” people shouted until finally the truck skitters free and is on its way. Elsa bows and curtsies as she makes her way back to the bar.
And who is this Frozen-inspired heroine? None other than Jason Triplett, 37, and a local attorney. According to the Boston Globe, he bought the outfit last year and decided to wear it during the blizzard.
You also get the sense he doesn’t take his sudden stardom too seriously.
“Everyone will be over it by noon,” Triplett tells People. “But if this is my 15 minutes, I would like to leverage it to meet Adam Rippon.”
It sounds like something up Rippon’s alley. We’ll see if he gets the meet and greet.