Anyone can remember from childhood that sleepovers are a big deal — a nonstop hangout with one’s closest friends. Who would want to miss out on that?
Mason Brian Barclay, a high school student, might answer that no one would, especially him.
However, when he found out one of his best friends, female classmate Houston Shelton, was hosting an all-girls sleepover, he immediately realized he doesn’t pass the “girls-only” rule her parents set.
Barclay decided to act. After obtaining Houston’s mother’s phone number, he crafted his plea for permission to attend the sleepover — and it is gold.
His text began:
“Hey Mrs. Shelton! This is Mason Brian Barclay, I am one of Houstons new bestffriends. [sic] If she had people over on Friday, would I, a very homosexual male, be able to take part in the sleepover.”
I TEXTED HOUSTONS MOM TO ASK IF I CAN STAY THE NIGHT FRIDAY HAHAHAHAHA pic.twitter.com/Ovr74V869W
— that is MAY (@maymaybarclay) September 18, 2017
He continued, further explaining his reasoning:
“I think the common meaning behind only allowing the same sex to share sleepovers is due to the typical interest in the opposite sex, when in this case, I do not like opposite sex. Thank you for your time and consideration, have a great night. Amen.”
He waited patiently for Mrs. Shelton to answer — and answer she did, writing:
“Hmm. Well, my husband is hot. Should I worry?”
She hates this picture but idc. I’m in love with your soul. You pretty cute too. pic.twitter.com/YVL0GzrlcR
— that is MAY (@maymaybarclay) July 19, 2017
Barclay seemingly couldn’t laugh hard enough, and judging by the comments on the now-viral tweet, neither could others:
Literally just choked on my coffee from laughing about this. Best mom response ever
— Pete (@Vasquez41Pedro) September 21, 2017
That took guts, and this mom acknowledged it *fabulously*! I wish you a fun night with your friends! Stay away from Houston’s dad, now. ??
— Julie Martineau (@JulieBonjour) September 22, 2017
Hahahahahahaha I don’t know what exactly is going on here but I’m lol’ing
— Trever (@itstreverr) September 19, 2017
i’m so weak ??
— spooki k (@_mckizzle) September 19, 2017
It’s unclear if Barclay actually attended the sleepover, but his courageous tweet definitely inspired laughs and, most of all, a new exception to the rules.