Halloween is such a magical time for children as they get to escape into a fun world for the day and dress as something completely different, not to mention the candy they get to enjoy.

There are usually standard Halloween costumes for kids, depending on what’s popular that year, with most boys wanting to dress as their favorite caped crusader or book character or scary characters like a zombie.

But, one boy knew exactly what he wanted to dress as and it didn’t involve a costume you could buy in any store.

“We walked out of two Halloween stores empty handed, he didn’t wanna be any of the characters,” Imgur user BScribbs wrote about her son.

“Sunday night, I just told him to pick his favorite hero and I’d make the costume the next day,” she added.

When it was time to go trick-or-treating his mom wrote: “No one knew what my son was for Halloween and he didn’t care”

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When his mom asked him what he wanted to be for Halloween this sweet little boy’s eyes lit up and he yelled “Dad!’”

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“His dad works long hours and rarely gets a day off. He runs a kitchen in a restaurant and comes home greasy, stinky, and exhausted every night. He works really hard to take care of his family”

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“But he’s damn proud of his son, and it was obvious when my son rang every door bell and shouted ‘TRICK OR TREAT – I’M MY DAD!’ to strangers all night that he’s really proud of his dad too”

What a fun and inspirational way to celebrate the hero in most kids’ lives: their dad. Just goes to show that heroes don’t have to wear capes to be the biggest deal in a child’s life.

Please share this sweet boy’s Halloween story with your friends and family.

Content Credit: Newsner.com

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