It was princess day at dance and one little girl came as a hot dog I have never admired someone more pic.twitter.com/iro5mL2Bvc— Grayson Lamontagne (@graysonl3) May 9, 2016
"For the last week of dance classes, our instructors invited their younger students to come to class dressed as a princess," Nikki Bird with the Holly Springs School of Dance said.
"One particular student wasn't feeling like a princess so she came dressed as a hot dog!" she said. "The instructor posted a pic on Twitter celebrating her originality and it quickly went viral."
The dancer's name is Ainsley and she's 6 years old. Her father, Brandon Turner said they had princess costumes at home but Ainsley purposefully didn't want to wear one.
"She just said she wanted to wear it because this is my favorite costume," Turner said. "She wore the hot dog costume because she doesn't care what people think."
Turner said Ainsley has no idea her photo is going viral and that her dance instructors should be receiving just as much praise for accepting her individuality and asking their students to do the same.
"The hero is the school and these teachers who quickly said you're part of the team," he said. "Everyone smiled and chuckle it was great."
The photos have inspired the hashtag "#HotdogPrincess" and it even took off into a Twitter "moment."
She even opened up the show for her school's spring recital at Fletcher Hall in Raleigh Friday night.
When your dance studio has a super star, what do you do? Invite her to open tonight's concert with you!#hotdog#???? pic.twitter.com/Hrvjk5nmU4— Holly Springs Dance (@marilynhssod) June 3, 2016
is the #hotdogprincess really opening up the show tonight I feel like I'm about to see a celebrity— cameron (@cameronnodomm) June 3, 2016
And people online are loving it...
This is an even better picture. You're a hero, hot dog princess. https://t.co/mnNVMn7ZZ7— Alexandria Neonakis (@Beavs) June 2, 2016
Girl goes to princess day at dance class dressed as a hot dog and immediately wins at life. pic.twitter.com/iGEtrHsUKi— Justin Taylor (@TheSmarmyBum) June 3, 2016
I love Hot Dog Princess so much! This is most likely my daughter in a few years. ???https://t.co/GBnQxGJrCI— Porter Mason (@portermason) June 2, 2016