Little boy refuses to remove mask for picture day because he ‘always listens to Mommy’: ‘I should have been more clear about my rules’

An endearingly obedient little boy refused to remove his face mask for picture day — and now, his unique school photo and his mom’s hilarious reaction are going viral!

Mom Nicole Peoples gained thousands upon thousands of comments, likes, and shares when she posted her son Mason’s eye-catching school photo online.

Now, just like the girl who was a little too open and honest about her mom’s thong being stuck to her shoe all day, Mason’s hilarious innocence is going viral around the world.

Nicole recounted the story in her now-viral Facebook post:

“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 but I should have been more clear about my rules on this day. #CrazyTimes #2021 #MaskUp #Pictureday #1stgrade

When her story began to take off online, Nicole edited the post to include more details.

“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 me account to do just that.

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

What an incredible keepsake from this crazy era we’re living through…’

Mason and Nicole’s story made headlines around the world, and people were quick to applaud the little boy’s sweet obedience — and his mom and dad’s parenting skills!

“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!” one parent commented.

“I love it! What an incredible keepsake from this crazy era we’re living through,” another user wrote.

“That’s hilarious! I wish some of my students were that committed to wearing their masks,” one teacher commented, an eyeroll emoji in tow.

“Y’all raising some good young men then!” saluted one user.

“I am so happy Mason has made national news. He is just so sweet and I am so happy the world gets to share in his sweetness and how great of a job you both are doing as parents,” applauded another user.

While these may be strange and unprecedented times we’re living in, it’s heartening to know we can still come together and celebrate the little things that bring smiles to our days — like a boy who always listens to his mommy.

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