A first grader who went viral for wearing a mask for his school portrait and claiming his mother wanted him to do so has now raised over $ 30,000 for his college fund.
Mason's mother, Nicole Peoples, described the incident that made her son famous on her Facebook page and wrote that she is happy that her son is listening to her but should have been clearer.
"I'm so proud of him that he keeps his word, but I should have been clearer about my rules that day," she wrote over a picture of her masked son Mason.
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Peoples then set up a GoFundMe page after people asked if they could reward their son with toys and goodies. In return, she asked people who want to help donate financially to her son's college fund, which hit the $ 30,000 mark later this week.
Further describing the hilarious incident on Facebook, Nicole said the exchange began with the photographer asking Mason to remove his mask for the photo.
In response, he told the photographer, "My mom said I should leave it on all the time unless I eat and away from everyone."
Nicole said the photographer tried to reassure her son by telling him, "I'm sure it's okay to take it off for your pictures." But Mason refused, "No, my mom seriously told me to keep it on."
When asked again if he would just take the mask off for a few seconds, Mason stood firm and said, "No thanks, I always listen to my mother!"
To donate to the Mason College Fund, click here.