‘Owen the Innkeeper’ Wins Hearts at School Nativity Play With Adorable Costume


Seven-year-old Owen Welsh from Swansea, U.K., was given a very unique costume after being cast as the innkeeper in his school’s nativity play. Owen’s dad, Ian, was frantically trying to find a good costume for his son. Inspiration struck as he took to Twitter.

Ian tweeted popular hotel chain Premier Inn and asked if they could help him out — and they did not disappoint. Premier Inn came to the rescue of little Owen and provided him with his very own child-sized version of their purple uniform.

Ian said: “We were really pleased to hear that Premier Inn was happy to help us out with our request. Coming up with a costume that stands out for such a special performance is not easy, and our Owen really felt that his was a nativity to remember.”

“We were really proud of his performance and he put a smile on all of our faces.”

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The hotel chain has now been inspired on by Owen and Ian. They launched a competition for other frazzled parents to win one of five family vacations.

If you want to get involved, all you need to do is take a picture of your child in their innkeeper’s costume and post it to Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #PremierInnKeeper. You could win a free vacation!

This post was written by Emma Dodds. For more, check out our sister site Closer.

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