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First Grader Receives $27k in Donations for Scholarship after School Photo with Face Mask

A Virginia first-grader has $27,000 for college thanks to his viral school photo and a GoFundMe page.

The 6-year-old (Mason) who wore a face mask in his school portrait, and his exchange with the school photographer is what has inspired people to donate:

"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!"

The boy’s mom said, “I’m so proud of him for sticking to his word but I should have been more clear about my rules on this day.”

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