As young children, many of us spent hours watching "Cinderella," "The Little Mermaid," "The Sleeping Beauty," and other Disney animated films. We sat on the couch sporting onesies and dreaming of one day meeting our own handsome princes to sweep us off our feat.
As we got older, our hair got frizzier, our complexion got shinier and our conversation skills got much less eloquent when among the opposite sex, we had a lot more time to daydream. We became more and more hopeful that one day we would emerge from our awkward phases to meet the princes that had become the male protagonists of our fantasy lives.
Thanks to artist Jirka Väätäinen, those fantasy princes just became a whole lot more realistic. He designed stunning images that bring our favorite Disney princes to life (video above!).
Break us off a slice of Aladdin's smoldering six-pack, amiright? Eric's head of hair is the greatest mop we've seen since Shonda Rhimes brought McDreamy into our lives. Don't even get us started on John Smith. Who knew he would look EVEN BETTER in real life? Excuse us while we pick our jaws up from the ground real quick.
Väätäinen's drawings are literally the biggest tease on the planet. Why can't these guys exist in real life?Perhaps we'll find our brooding and chiseled Hercules one day. For now, though, we'll just keep that video on replay for a while!
Click through this slideshow to see some of our favorite Disney princesses come to life as well:
Elsa, Anna, and other Disney Princesses
These Disney princes imagined in real life are our man crushes every day of the week
SOFIA THE FIRST - 'Sofia the First: The Floating Palace' - Sofia and her family take to the high seas for a royal vacation in the first-ever 'Sofia the First' primetime special, 'Sofia the First: The Floating Palace,' premiering SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel and THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28 (7:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the 24-hour Disney Junior channel. The undersea adventure, in which Sofia is magically transformed into a mermaid, features a special appearance by Princess Ariel from 'The Little Mermaid,' voiced by Disney Legend Jodi Benson who reprises her iconic role from the animated film. The special also introduces a new character named Oona, a young mermaid voiced by Kiernan Shipka ('Mad Men'). (Image by Disney Junior via Getty Images)
PRINCESS ARIEL, PRINCESS SOFIA
The Walt Disney Co. Snow White character acts in 'Mickey's Soundsational Parade' in the Main Street, U.S.A. area of Disneyland Park, part of the Disneyland Resort, in Anaheim, California, U.S., on Friday, May 24, 2013. Walt Disney Co., the world's largest entertainment company, said this month fiscal second-quarter profit rose 32 percent, beating analysts' estimates as guests splurged at theme parks in California and Florida. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK - MARCH 14: A person dressed as Princess Tiana (C) is joined on stage by all of the princesses of Disney movies during Princess Tianaï¿½s official induction into the Disney Princess Royal Court at The New York Palace Hotel on March 14, 2010 in New York City. She is seen with people dressed as characters (L-R) Princess Jasmin, Snow White, Mulan, Aurora, Prince Naven, Cinderella, Princess Bell, Pocahantas and Ariel (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)