Many little girls dream of meeting a princess, and for 5-year-old Layla Lester that dream, sort of, came true.
As Fox 8 reports, Layla met the infamous “Cinderella,” or so she thought.
According to MSN, Olivia Spark and her new husband Caleb were taking wedding photos, but Layla thought she was witnessing one of her favorite princesses with her Prince Charming.
In an interview with Fox 8, Jessica, Layla’s mother, said the little girl couldn’t contain her excitement when she saw “Cinderella”:
“She just goes running over, arms wide open, ‘Cinderella! Cinderella!'”
Thankfully, the couple’s photographer, Nicole Wickins, captured Layla’s entire interaction with the princess-worthy bride. The photographer later posted the pictures to her Facebook page:
“I was really caught off guard because it was a little girl that none of us had known, so I wasn’t sure if I should take pictures. But it kind of just felt like the thing to do.
Angela Spark, the mother of the groom, saw the interaction and explained on the post exactly what happened:
“[Layla] told Olivia she was beautiful and wanted to touch her dress…My son, and daughter in law and their wedding party were moved to tears by this little girl. Their photographer took photos of the little girl and they spent some time with her. Then ‘Cinderella’ explained that they had to go because she had a ball to get to.”
Olivia told Fox 8 that she was flattered and in tears that the little girl thought she was a princess:
“It just mad my day absolutely more amazing than it already was.”
Angela took to Facebook to find Layla and her mother to share the sweet photos with them. Her post quickly went viral, and they were eventually reunited with the excited little girl.
The pair has since spent time together, and Olivia said she is sure they will have a lasting friendship.