One witty wunderkind bold act promises to melt even the strictest parents.

Apart from Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift, this might be the most insanely viral thing to come out of Missouri. It even attracts its brand of celebrity star-power too. However, as you’ll find out, this incident is very different.

A mother’s surprise

woman looking shocked reading a paper

Photo by Nataliya Vaitkevich

As a mother of 9, you can understand if Rachel Bradney isn’t phased by much. After all, she’s heard all the stories, excuses, and plots to make a motion picture.

Until this.

She’s stopping by her home to pick up her eldest son when she makes a shocking discovery left by her 16-year-old son Adam Holliday. It isn’t long before she posts it online, and it instantly goes viral.

As in 210,000 shares and 924,000 likes, viral.

“My son is so excited he was able to make almost a million people smile, say ha, or bust a gut,” she writes.

Her discovery was even found and shared by actor Joseph Gordon Levitt, who retweeted his favorite part of it to his 4.2 million followers.

A Son’s Cheeky Confession

There, on a ruled notebook paper, is Adam’s confession to his mother.

“As your son, I regret to inform you that I’ve missed my means of public transportation,” he starts.

“I know you must be on a rollercoaster of emotions right now but rest assured, I’ve stayed home. This was a tough decision to make while you were gone for 20 minutes,” he ‘reassures’ Mom.

To show her just how hard a decision it was to make, he instructs Bradney to ‘please see the pros and cons chart on the back.’

Under ‘Pros,’ he writes that ‘Today was gonna be a bad one, can’t get over my hair.’ He also states it’s his ‘first day home this quarter, grade will be fine.’

For the ‘Cons’ (Pun intended), he writes that it ‘might become a habit (doubtful)’ and joked that his parent has to ‘call the school and tell them I’ve got polio.’

Levitt’s favorite part? “I’m probably in my bed moping about the fact that I can’t go to school, so please don’t interrupt me.”

Ladies and gentlemen, Adam Holliday. Part lawyer, part jester, all teenager. The question is: What’s Mom’s verdict?

How a Teenager Proves That Cleverness Wins

One commenter asks Bradney if she let her son stay home, Bradney says his letter ploy is a success — with one exception.

Likely admiring her son’s creativity as motivation, Bradney’s son won this one — well, almost. When asked if she let Adam stay home, she responded to a follower: ‘Of course I did how could make him go to school after that! I however didn’t tell them he had polio.’

As it turns out, his mother isn’t the only one Holliday won over as the internet claps for the clever kid’s motivation — even if a bit misplaced.

“This kid is going places!” writes one.

“I’ve legit cried before because my hair wouldn’t cooperate. I feel him,” a sympathetic commenter writes.

Another one thinks that Holliday found a loophole, writing, “That definitely deserved a day off if not just for the pro/con list. We shall call it ‘creative writing and statistics’ home school.”

I guess sometimes, you get an ‘A’ for effort and outcome.