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This is the story of a teen named Gabriel who is a lesson to us all to follow our dreams, no matter how lofty.

"Ask T-Pain, and it shall be given you." (Matthew 7:7-8)
"Ask T-Pain, and it shall be given you." (Matthew 7:7-8)

Gabriel's dream, back in December, was to get a yearbook quote from his hero, the rapper T-Pain (Gabriel's Twitter bio is "T-Pain is my dad"). So what did he do? He asked him.

T-Pain has over a million Twitter followers but it clearly hasn't gone to his head. The rapper responded right away:

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"People don't think it be like it be, but it do," the rapper responded.

This clearly made Gabriel's day/year.

And it seems like T-Pain's as well. Because earlier this week, the teen tweeted out a photo of the quote displayed in his yearbook:

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And T-Pain responded right away:

As if things couldn't get any better for our young hero, Gabriel, he tweeted out the whole exchange and it went viral:

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ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS, KIDS.

Of course, a few people were quick to point out that the quote, "they don't think it be like it is, but it do," is not technically a quote from T-Pain. It is a quote from baseball legend Oscar Gamble (which explains why T-Pain put it in quotations).

But hey, facts, shmacts! Nothing is going to rain on Gabriel's parade.

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And the lesson we learned today: always ask for what you want (on Twitter, it's easier).

And always double-check quote attribution. People don't think it be a big deal if you mis-quote someone, but it do.