Six-year-old boy goes viral after wearing face mask in school portrait: ‘I always listen to my mom’


A mom has shared the dialog that happened between her six-year-old son and his school photographer that resulted in the kid wearing a face mask in his class portraits.

Earlier this month, Nicole Peoples, from Nevada, shared a photograph of her son Mason’s first-grade school portraits, in which the six yr outdated may be seen sitting towards a blue backdrop and wearing his blue face mask, on Facebook.

In the accompanying caption, Peoples revealed that her son had knowledgeable the photographer that, per his mom’s directions, he was solely allowed to take away his mask when he was consuming or “far away from everybody,” earlier than joking that she ought to have been extra clear about her guidelines on image day.

“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,’” Peoples wrote in the caption. “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.’”

According to Peoples, the dialog then continued with the photographer asking Mason if he was “sure” that he didn’t need to take away his mask for 2 seconds to take the picture, to which the six yr outdated reportedly replied: “No, thank you, I always listen to my mom!”

In the caption, Peoples mentioned that she is “so proud” of her son for listening to her steerage and for “sticking to his word,” earlier than joking: “But I should have been more clear about my rules on this day.”

The school portrait has since gone viral on Facebook, the place it has been preferred greater than 23,000 occasions and prompted numerous amused responses. “I love it! What an incredible keepsake from this crazy era we’re living through,” one particular person commented.

Another mentioned: “This is hilariously cute! Lol.”

Others praised Peoples for her parenting, with another person telling her that she ought to be “proud” of her son for standing up for what he thought was proper.

“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!” they wrote.

In an replace shared to Facebook following the outpouring of supportive feedback, Peoples revealed that she and Mason had been “overjoyed” by the response. “He has read so many of your comments with the biggest smile on his face!” Peoples continued. “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!”

Peoples then described her son as a “good, kind-hearted, caring, loving, smart, and helpful little boy” earlier than thanking all those that confirmed him that “his honesty and integrity will make a big difference in this world”.

Mason’s mom concluded the put up by sharing a hyperlink to a GoFundMe web page in response to those that requested the place they might ship cash to Mason for items, ice cream, or his faculty fund, which has since raised greater than $23,000.

“Thank you again for your kind words and support showing him that following directions can make a BIG difference,” she added.

Speaking to The Washington Post concerning the story behind the now-viral picture, Peoples revealed that she had anticipated her son to present his “big, beautiful smile” however that he had as an alternative come residence with “the cutest story”.

Peoples additionally mentioned that she and her husband determined to purchase the image of Mason, as a result of it’s a “great memory of what’s going on and how the kids are overcoming it”.

“It has a really special meaning because it shows how proud he was to listen and to follow my directions. Even when I wasn’t there to remind him, he remembered,” she mentioned.

The Independent has contacted Peoples for remark.

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