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A Reddit post is going viral after a little boy who wrote to the tooth fairy received an unexpected response.

A Redditor with the username Thoughtfulprof posted the pictures of their friend's son reading the response he got from the 'tooth fairy" after writing her a letter to ask her to up his $1 to $5 for a missing tooth. Instead of getting the extra cash he requested, he got a dose of reality and his first introduction to the real world. Welcome, kid.

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"My name is Dee Kay. My associate Tooth Fairy told me about your letter and I have been assigned to your case, #092208-5,' starts the letter. Dee Kay (the Director of the Department of Dental Disturbance, of course), explains that although the boy's full request cannot be fulfilled, they can give him a $1 increase per lost tooth if the tooth in question is cavity free. Any teeth with cavities will result in a fee. "Our CTO (central tooth officer) S. Cary Gums would shut down the DDD (Department of Dental Disturbance) if we even attempted to bring a CFT [cavity filled tooth] back, and that would mean no TPO's [tooth pay outs] for children anywhere. I know you wouldn't want to be the cause of that."

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His face really says it all. Just wait until he hears about paying taxes.

Reddit loved the letter, but did have a few notes:

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But hey, that is a pretty genius way to teach your kid that dental hygiene is importantly and life is wildly unfair all at the same time!

Better save that dollar for a rainy day, kid. You have no idea how much dental costs.