The former NFL athlete took to TikTok this weekend to poke fun at the comparisons, posting a "Polar Express"-inspired duet with digital creator Rachael Gibson, whose Hero Girl impressions have made her a viral sensation on the social media app.
In the clip, Dale — dressed in a cozy blue robe — steps out of his car, serving major swag as he lip-syncs to Cardi B and 21 Savage’s 2018 hit “Bartier Cardi.” On the other side of the screen, Rachael — decked out in full Hero Girl garb, pigtails and all — does the same.
Dale — who proposed to Clare Crawley after a whirlwind romance that played out during the first part of "The Bachelorette" Season 16 — appropriately captioned his TikTok, "Polar Express Party." In the comments section, he engaged with fans who couldn’t get enough of his hilarious side-by-side video.
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"Don’t y’all have a train to catch?" joked one user, to which Dale replied, "On our way!!!!!!"
When one fan commented, "The self-awareness is incredible," he responded, "Facts!"
Meanwhile, originator Rachael seemed rather impressed with Dale’s work, writing, "omg yes."
Dale shared his TikTok — which has racked up more than 2.7 million views to date — not long after he returned home to New York City following a substantial amount of time spent with Clare in her home state of California. During their version of a Hometown Date, Dale was able to meet Clare’s mother, Lilia, who quickly gave him her seal of approval.
The revelation came during an Instagram Q&A on Clare’s Stories last week when a fan asked if Lilia — who struggles with Alzheimer's and dementia — had met Dale yet. "He sure has and she can't stop staring at him with the biggest smile!” Clare wrote. “She loves him sooo much, and asks about him when he's not there with me."