A California dad is being called the “father of the year” after posting a video on Facebook saying he is excited his son chose an Ariel doll at the store.



Filmmaker Mikki Willis posted the video of his son Azai and explained he had received two of the same gifts for his recent birthday. So Willis took him to the store to exchange one.



At the store, Azai picked an Ariel doll as his new present. He was clearly excited.



"How do you think a dad feels when his son wants to get this?" Willis asks. Azai then screams, "Ya!" And Willis echoes him. "I let my boys choose their life," he said.



He then says to Azai and his younger brother, Zuri, that they can always choose whatever toy they want, regardless of gender norms.

“I promise forever to love you and accept you no matter what life you choose,” he said.

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