Boy wearing face mask gets $27K donations as photo goes viral…
A Virginia-based American pupil now has a nice cushion for his higher education.
On Friday, GoFundMe tweeted a heartwarming news update about six-year-old Mason who wore a face mask in his school portrait, noting that strangers raised over $20,000 toward his college education, Yahoo News reports.
“Adorable news alert: the internet has raised $27,000 for 6-year-old Mason’s college fund after his school photo went viral for all the right reasons,” the tweet read.
Last month, Mason’s mom, Nicole Peoples, shared the photo on her Facebook page and humorously explained the adorable exchange the first grader had with the photographer in a now-viral 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,” Peoples wrote.
As of Friday, the post was shared over 16,000 times, with people flooding the comments.