An 8-year-old boy named Ethan realized one of his dreams this week when a MAC cosmetics artist taught him the art of drag makeup. Florida makeup artist Joey Killmeyer has worked in the makeup industry for the better part of 15 years, having honed his skill-set in the likes of the Miss America pageant. When Ethan and his mother walked into the MAC store, he told Killmeyer that he wanted to learn how to do makeup like he had seen on the Internet through various YouTube videos, such as Jeffree Star’s makeup tutorials.

“When Ethan and his mom, Season, came into the store, I felt an immediate connection,” Killmeyer told The Huffington Post. “He reminded me of myself at that age. It touched my heart that I was able to help him learn what he wanted to know.” Ethan’s mom, Season Wilwert, told The Huffington Post that she hoped her openness with her son’s creative desires would inspire other parents to embrace the unique qualities of their own children. FULL REPORT