Dear Fairy Godmother scene of Cinderella fame,
Thanks for making us believe in magic. You start off with the saddest situation in which it looks like Cinderella has lost all hope.
And then hope comes in the form of the Fairy Godmother. But the magic can’t start until she finds her lost wand. At which point we question whether someone who misplaces a wand should be allowed to wield one.
But then she finds it. And starts to sing. And then there’s all the sparkles.
Then the thing that was once a regular pumpkin starts to move. It. moves.
And starts to take an entirely different shape. (Read: A CARRIAGE.)
And then there’s the part where the mice and the dog are turned into footmen and other helpers. Right before our very eyes.
At which point we think all the magic is through, but then Cinderella subtly and demurely suggests that perhaps the Fairy Godmother forgot something.
After telling her she can’t go in the rags (you tried, mice!), she says “Just leave it to me. What a gown this will be!” And then this happens:
At which point Cinderella utters possibly the most charming thing a princess could say: “Why, it’s like a dream. A wonderful dream come true.”
And she points out her entirely fabulous footwear. (Foreshadowing)
And we cheer as the Fairy Godmother sends her off to meet her handsome prince. (Sorry, but have you seen him?)
And the Fairy Godmother waves goodbye. With her wand. Which is automatically twice as cool as just with a hand.
Even the skeptics among us can’t watch this scene without resigning to the fact that there’s just something utterly smile-inducing about seeing a little bit of fairy dust make a girl’s dream come true. All she wanted was a night out at the ball. And you gave it to her. And she got there in a really epic (almost slow motion) carriage ride.
Forgive us. We need to watch this one part again in GIF form.
Okay. Now we can be done. We salute you, Fairy Godmother scene.
Oh My Disney