Brian Sims is definitely one of our favorite politicians. He’s a progressive Democrat fighting discrimination. He’s working on “fair pay legislation, a ban on conversion therapy, independent investigators for serious uses of force by police, mandatory body cameras for police, green roof tax credits.” Sims is also trying to make PrEP and PEP coverage mandatory under insurance.
And, in between all that, he also finds time to lip sync for his life to The Little Mermaid.
This Friday, he reposted a “Facebook Memory” from a year ago. In the video, he’s driving to a campsite, listening to the Little Mermaid soundtrack. But when “Part of Your World” comes on, he can’t help but sell it. You really believe that Sims is Ariel — as long as you accept that Ariel’s got an impressive beard and an SUV.
For the most part, the comments on the video were encouraging. Some commenters made requests — like a duet with his boyfriend on Aladdin‘s “A Whole New World.” Sims seemed to like that idea, saying “I think he’d love that!” while posting this really cute picture of the two of them:
Other posters called for him to be in the Main Street Parade during Disneyland’s Gay Days celebration.
This isn’t the first time Sims has gone viral. Earlier this year, he won our hearts when he responded to a Facebook troll. The troll posted a couple of slurs on Sims’ Facebook. Unfortunately for the troll, he posted his grandmother’s telephone number on his own Facebook. Sims took the opportunity to call up the grandmother to see what she thought about her grandson’s online activities. (She was, reportedly, “pretty frustrated.”)
Brian Sims knows all the words to Disney musicals and isn’t afraid to invoke the power of grandmothers on racist bullies. He’s truly the politician we need right now.