Once upon a time I believed in fairies, unicorns and a secret world in my wardrobe.
It is no different for an adorable 2-year-old girl who spotted a “princess” in her neighborhood.
She truly believed her dreams had come true.
In reality, Shandace Robertson had just married Scott Robertson in Ballard, a neighborhood of Seattle. The newly-married couple had just stepped outside to take photos.
“This young mother and her young child happened to be walking by, and my wife and this little girl caught each others’ gaze, smiled, and started interacting,” Scott told Buzzfeed.
“My wife loves kids, so she saw this cute little girl, and this cute little girl saw my beautiful wife.”
Just like so many toddler’s the little girl has a favorite book.
Her mother said her daughter thought Shandace was the “princess” on the front cover of the book.
The book is “The Woman in White” by Wilkie Collins.
The book does not actually feature a princess, but a woman in a long white gown on the cover, who the little girl thought was a princess.
Her mom, who asked that she and her daughter not be named, told BuzzFeed News that her little girl “just likes carrying the book around.”
“I like old dead British writers, so I have a lot of them, and she just loves the cover. So naturally, we carried it around with us for a week on end,” she said.
“It was her princess book, and she would sit and pretend to read it. She showed me the book and was like, ‘Look, there she is!’” her mom said.
“She was like, ‘There’s a princess!’ and we talked about how she was probably the Princess of Ballard, and then we really just stared at her in awe,” her mom said.
After watching Shandace and her husband take photos from afar, the mother and daughter walked over to them, and the little girl showed her the book.
Shandace was completely flattered and gave the girl a rose from her bouquet. She then asked permission to take photos with her.
The couple’s wedding photographer Stephanie Cristalli took the memorable snaps.
“She was very sweet and wanted to take some pictures with [my daughter], so we did that,” she said.
It had been a raining in Seattle all day, and the little girl’s mom said she felt bad that her daughter was a bit muddy.
But Shandace didn’t seem to mind, and picked her up anyway.
Four months later, the little girl still believes she met the “Princess of Ballard.”
“We printed off a bunch of photos for her birthday, which we do every year, and have them up on our wall. So that’s one of the pictures,” her mom said
“She’ll walk up to it and be like, ‘There’s the Princess of Ballard!’ And every time we go to Ballard, we expect to see the princess.”
Shandace and Scott say the little girl’s appearance made their day.
“It was a really special moment,” said Scott. “It was the cherry on top of the perfect day.”