A first-grader in Nevada is making adorable news after being forced to wear his mask for a school photo.
The boy’s mother, Nicole Peoples, Describing the incident on her Facebook page, wrote that she was glad her son was listening to her, but should have been more clear.
“I am proud of him for sticking to his word but I should have been more clear about my rules,” he said in a caption to a photo of his masked son. Mason.
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Describing the ridiculous incident further, Nicole said that the exchange started when the photographer asked Mason to take off his mask for the photo.
In response, he told the photographer, “My mother told me to keep it all the time until I eat and stay away from everyone.”
Nicole said the photographer tried to reassure her son, telling him, “I’m sure it’s okay to take your picture.” But Mason denied: “No, my mother told me seriously that it should be kept going.”
Another time he was asked if he would remove the mask for just a few seconds, Mason stood up and said, “No thanks, I always listen to my mother!”
While this may not be the ideal picture, many on Facebook have praised Mason for his perseverance.
“I love it! What an incredible gift we’re giving from this crazy era,” one commenter wrote. “You should be proud! It would be hard to stand up to an adult but he had the confidence to stand up for what he thought was right. Good job Mama!”
In response to her and her son’s new viral fame, Nicole started a GoFundMe to raise money for Mason’s college fundraiser instead of physical gifts like People’s Ice Cream, which many wanted to send her. As of Saturday afternoon, it had raised more than 10,000.
Check out the ridiculous Facebook post below.