One sister will never forget the rather persuasive note her brother wrote to their mom on the day he missed his bus for school.

On Twitter, Sarah Holiday shared two side-by-side images of the letter written by her brother.

The note reads:

I missed the bus. As your son, I regret to inform you that I’ve missed my means of public transportation. I know you must be on a roller coaster of emotions right now but rest assured, I’ve decided to stay home. This was a tough decision to make while you were gone for 20 minutes. I’m probably in my bed moping about the fact that I can’t go to school, so please don’t interrupt me. If you require any further assistance, please see the pros/cons chart on the back side.

The pros of staying home after missing the bus were:

  • First day home this quarter, grades will be fine.
  • Today was gonna be a bad one, can’t get over my hair.

Followed by the cons:

  • Might become a habit (doubtful)

  • You have to call the school and tell them I’ve got polio.

The very relatable letter quickly went viral, garnering over 925,000 likes and over 210,000 retweets.

School bus
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Many applauded the child for his creativity and others wondered if he would write them a note the next time they wanted to play hooky:

Next time I call into work sick, I need your brother to write my sick note to my boss.

Sarah later updated her tweet to add that her mom did let her brother stay home, despite being upset he missed his bus:

Update since everyone wants to know, YES. My mom let him stay home. how could she not?!

It’s unclear how old Sarah’s brother was when he missed his bus and wrote the letter, but according to Inside Edition, it was written in 2017.

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