Gay teen Mason Barclay wanted to attend a sleepover party at his best friend’s house, but her mom had a strict “no boys allowed” rule for overnight visitors.
Mason figured he’d appeal directly to Houston Shelton’s mom to see if she’d make an exception.
“Hey Mrs Shelton!” he wrote in a text. “I am one of Houston’s new best friends. If she had people over on Friday, would I, a very homosexual male, be able to take part in the sleepover?”
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
“I think the common meaning behind only allowing the same sex to share sleepovers is due to the typical interest in the opposite sex,” he added, “when, in this case, I do not like the opposite sex. Thank you for your time and consideration, have a great night. Amen.”
Mrs. Shelton’s response: “Hmm. Well, my husband is hot. Should I worry?”
Barclay was so tickled by the exchange that he tweeted a screen shot of their conversation on Monday.
Other Twitter users shared his delight.
“I don’t know what exactly is going on here but I’m LOL’ing,” wrote one.
Hahahahahahaha I don’t know what exactly is going on here but I’m lol’ing
— Trever (@itstreverr) September 19, 2017
“I think I’m in love with her mom,” another chimed in.
I think I'm in love with her mom
— Abbey ♡ (@elizabeth_abbey) September 19, 2017
i'm so weak
— spooki k (@_mckizzle) September 19, 2017
Houston, for her part, responded to all the reactions to her mom’s perceived cuteness in perfect teenage-girl fashion. “I’m over her.”
i'm over her
— Houston (@hewalreadyknow) September 18, 2017
I'm over you
— that is MAY (@maymaybarclay) September 18, 2017
Hopefully they’ll all be friends again by Friday night when Mason sleeps over.