When nine-year-old Jake Arsenault’s parents dared the fourth grader to wear a hot dog costume to school for his student ID pic, he accepted—and the result was absolute awesomeness.

The fourth grade student at Biddeford Intermediate in Maine may have the best ID card in school (or world for that matter) history. Case in point: when Jake’s dad, Craig Arsenault, posted a photo of the identification card on Facebook, it quickly went viral.

Arsenault wrote on Facebook, “My wife and I dared our son to wear a hotdog costume for school pictures. The school let him do it, and I couldn’t be happier.” The dad told ABC News, “He was wondering what he should wear for school picture day when my wife jokingly suggested the hot dog costume.”

Along with the hot dog costume, the Arsenaults also sent Jake to school with a permission slip and the hope that the school would allow the genius idea. Arsenault explained to ABC News, “[We] told him we were excited to see what came back and then he came home one day with it, my wife sent me a picture and then I posted it on Facebook and it blew up from there.”

Even though the school did take a second, non-hot dog photo the next day, they will use the costumed version as Jake’s yearbook pic.

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Courtesy of Craig Arsenault



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