After losing a tooth, one Michigan girl wanted to make sure the Tooth Fairy was following proper coronavirus safety measures.
On May 6, Evolette Westhouse, 7, said she was playing with her cousin, when she accidentally bonked her wiggly tooth. Determined, she pulled it out that same afternoon -- and what happened next has warmed many hearts.
According to Evolette's mother, Kayla Westhouse, the family has recently been learning about the spread of germs amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"[We've] been having to talk about how germs spread, and even though we are family, we are different people going into different places, and if you touch someone and then touch someone else, then those [germs] can transfer," Kayla said.
"Imagine touching teeth, especially other people's teeth," Evolette said, speaking about the Tooth Fairy.
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Amid the pandemic, with help from Evolette, Kayla said she's been making homemade masks for her community in Holland, Michigan.
Evolette didn't want to leave the tooth unless she knew the Tooth Fairy would be properly protected with a mask of her own.
"She refused to put the tooth underneath her pillow," Kayla said. "Finally, she said, 'Listen, Mom, I'll go to bed early if you stay up and sew a mask for me.'"
"I picked a white, glittery [fabric] because it was like golden magic and like pixies," added Evolette.
After sewing her 178th mask, this one specifically for the Tooth Fairy, Kayla shared pictures on Facebook of the special moment between Evolette and the Tooth Fairy. Since she shared it on March 8, the post has gotten more than 31,000 likes.
"Thank you so much for the mask. You are such a considerate young lady. I am so happy to be able to help not spread germs as I go from place to place," read the note left by the Tooth Fairy. "Say 'Thank You' to your mom for sewing my mask. She seems like the best mom ever. Be sure to tell her that as often as you can."
While Evolette said she is excited about the post and enjoys reading the comments with her mom, she says quarantine has been difficult. Although she likes wearing pajamas to her remote learning classroom, she says she looks forward to swimming in Lake Michigan and having "play dates" with friends again soon.