A little boy is going viral after taking his mother’s advice on mask-wearing to heart.
When Nicole Peoples received her son’s school picture day photos this year, she was shocked that he was sporting a mask.
Peoples wrote on Facebook the sweet story of how Mason truly listened to what she had instructed him to do…
Photographer: Ok, take your mask off.
Mason: My mom said to keep it on all the time unless I’m eating and far away from everybody.
Photographer: I’m sure it’s ok to take it off for your pictures.
Mason: No, my mom seriously told me to make sure to keep it on.
Photographer: Are you sure you don’t want to take it off for 2 seconds?
Mason: No Thank you, I always listen to my mom!
Photographer: Ok, say cheese!
“I’m so proud of him for sticking to his word,” Peoples began her post. “But I should have been more clear about my rules on this day.”
After the photo went viral she added that she and Mason were overjoyed with the kind words and support from everyone.
“Mason and I are overjoyed and in awe of the outpouring of love that we have received over his picture day school picture. He has read so many of your comments with the biggest smile on his face!”
“He is so happy to see so many people proud of him and saying he did such a good job! (He is so proud!) All of you have made my little one’s day!! He is such a good kind hearted, caring, loving, smart, and helpful little boy. Thank you for showing him that his honesty and integrity will make a big difference in this world.”
“Many of you have reached out to ask how you can send money for gifts, ice cream, or Mason’s college scholarship fund so I have created this GoFundMe account to do just that. Thank you again for your kind words and support showing him that following directions can make a BIG difference.”
Many were commented their support of the mama, with one user saying: “You should be proud! It has to 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!”
While another said: “This is hilariously cute!!” The GoFundMe has since raised over $20K at the time of posting.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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