Mom Found Out Babysitter Got in Tub with Girl Wearing Mermaid Tail—Then Mom Realized What She’d Really Done

| MAR 31, 2017 | 5:24 PM

Alidy has been wearing a costume every day since her dad passed away last November.

Her mom, Jenna Haslam, told BuzzFeed News that it's been a “hard time” for the 3-year-old, especially since no one ever matches her outfits.

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Alidy's babysitter, 15-year-old Keegan Carnahan, was determined to change that.

As “Inside Edition” reports, the Florida teen got the idea when Alidy kept telling her she looked like a mermaid on account of her pink hair.

Carnahan explained to “Inside Edition”:

“Ever since I dyed my hair pink Alidy has been saying that I was a mermaid and that I looked like a mermaid. Surely enough, she had decided to wear her little mermaid outfit when I was watching her.”

That's when Carnahan decided bring out a surprise for the little girl during her bath time.

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Carnahan's very own mermaid tail.

She told BuzzFeed News she bought the blue, shiny tail was she was just 12 years old and “going through a phase.”

But it was just the thing to cheer up Alidy, who was delighted to meet another mermaid just like her!

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Haslan told BuzzFeed News her daughter is convinced Carnahan is an actual mermaid now. But more importantly, she said the dress-up helped her daughter reconnect:

“She finally found someone to connect with again.”

Word spread of Carnahan's kind gesture when she posted about it on Twitter. Someone had asked her what her plans were for the evening, to which she replied:

Alidy's mom said her daughter couldn't have been more thrilled to have someone to finally match with, as she told “Inside Edition”: “It made her day to see a costume just like hers. She was ecstatic.”