Dad explains how, why he turned his daughter into a real princess

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This dad is really raising the bar for birthdays.

Jeremiah Heaton has laid claim to 800 square miles of land in eastern Africa so his 7-year-old daughter can be a real princess.

Heaton explained why he couldn’t resist buying the gift for Princess Emily.

“Over the winter, we were in her room playing, and as children do sometimes, they go into a very serious tone. And could tell her demeanor had changed. And after a moment of silence, she looked at me and said daddy, will I ever be a real princess? And, you know, you never as a parent want to tell a child they can’t be something. If she had asked a question could she be a doctor or lawyer, the answer most certainly would have been yes. So I responded with yes as a reply. And being a parent that doesn’t like to make false promises to their children, after I had said those words to her, I knew that I had to act in some way to try to honor that.”