A man, who should be nominated for Gamer Dad of the Year, hacked a ROM of the original Donkey Kong game so his daughter could play as the girl and save Mario.

Mike Mika and his three-year-old daughter play a lot of classic video games together. After playing as Princess Peach in Super Mario Bros. 2, Mike's daughter was sad that she couldn't play Donkey Kong as a female character as well.

And so Mike, super gamer-dad that he is, stayed up all night and reprogrammed a ROM version of the classic game to swap out the sprites for Pauline and Mario. You can check out the video below.

With a lot of discussion about equality in video games floating around the internet, it is nice to see an old classic like Donkey Kong get a bit of a modern refreshment. Hey, sometimes Mario needs a bit of saving too. Just ask Yoshi.

Let us know what you think about this sweet gesture!