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Queen Elsa came to Boston and pushed a police wagon out of the snow

Jason Triplett, dressed in an Elsa costume, pushed a Boston police wagon that was stuck in the snow Tuesday night.Chris Haynes

The cold never bothered her, anyway.

Queen Elsa of Arendelle graced the streets of Boston Tuesday night, coming to the rescue of a police wagon stuck in the snow in the South End.

The Bostonian behind the costume? Jason Triplett, a 37-year-old attorney, who bought the “Frozen” costume last winter and wore it Tuesday night to give his friends a laugh.

“That was worth it enough for me,” he said.

Opportunity came knocking when the wheels of a Boston police wagon started spinning on Washington Street, near The Gallows. Triplett jumped into action, telling his friends to take a few photos and videos to text to their absent friends in their 15-person group message.


The idea that other diners may record the scene — and that one of those videos may go viral — was not on Triplett’s mind.

Chris Haynes, a restaurant publicist whose video of the event had been shared more than 7,000 times as of early Wednesday, said he was eating near the bar when he heard a ruckus and saw “Elsa” run outside to help.

“You can’t make it up,” Haynes said. “The great part of the video is it just sort of shows you his unmitigated commitment to helping get the truck unstuck. That’s what makes it really fun.”

When Triplett went back inside, he was greeted with applause and a standing ovation by some, Haynes said.

And as Boston police dealt with the high winds and heavy snow of the third nor’easter this month, officers were thankful to have the Disney star’s help.

“The officers involved were especially grateful for the help and would like to thank the Elsa-impersonator for the assist,” said Boston police Officer James Kenneally, a spokesman for the department.

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