In the United States, the tale of the Tooth Fairy is a common childhood fable, much like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. If you’re from the U.S., you probably already know the routine: you lose a tooth and put it under your pillow before you go to sleep, and in the middle of the night, the Tooth Fairy comes and takes away your tooth, often leaving behind a little money in exchange.
Some parents added other elements to the magic, such as a little sprinkling of glitter (brave!) or a personal note from the Tooth Fairy. One dad went all-out, though, and the wholesome event is going viral on TikTok.
A woman named Michelena and her husband, Uzi, have been living in the U.S. for about fifteen years. The couple is currently separated, but they still have a great relationship and coexist beautifully with their three children. When their oldest child lost a tooth, Michelena decided to have some fun. She told Uzi, who’s from Israel and wasn’t familiar with the Tooth Fairy lore, that parents had to dress up like the Tooth Fairy to complete the tooth-money exchange when a child loses a tooth.
Michelena told Buzzfeed that the day their child lost his first tooth, Uzi happily went to the store to pick up a costume and wore it for the occasion. The video is hilarious and sweet, and you have to see it.
Shockingly (and perhaps unfortunately), the kids didn’t wake up to see what their dad was up to. But luckily, the videos will be around for when they get older and learn what an absolute legend their dad is.
We love the cute memories this special family is creating together!