‘Tooth fairy’ almost declines young boy’s tooth—but leaves him a quirky letter & 1£

After an 8-year-old boy’s baby tooth became loose and dropped out, he placed it under his pillow as per proper protocol. Although the tooth fairy did drop by—as expected—the young boy woke up to receive a completely unexpected letter from none other than the tooth fairy, who seemed a little unsatisfied with the enamel specimen.

Sam Warren from London received a formal letter from a tooth fairy, who goes by the name of Barry T. The letter, attached with a 1 pound coin (approx. US$1.35), explained the payment was delayed because the tooth was substandard.

“We expect a certain amount of wear and tear on the teeth we appraise. However in this case your tooth had to be referred up to the committee for further analysis,” read the letter.

Little Sam almost lost payment for his tooth due to his poor brushing habits.

“We believe this is due to the lack of care and attention by yourself. We have detected more than trace amounts of Fanta and residual amounts of both cereal and chocolate which have not been removed by appropriate brushing technique.”

Barry T. advised the boy to take brushing more seriously.

“We recommend you review your practice here as a matter of urgency.”

The fairy, who’s decidedly concerned about Sam’s teeth, warned the boy that if his next tooth’s condition did not show any signs of improvement, then it won’t be accepted.

“Mr Warren we will accept the tooth on this occasion but we need your assurances that the condition of your next tooth will be significantly better or we will withhold payment.”

It turned out that Sam’s father, Henry Warren, wrote this ingenious letter under the name of Barry T. Tooth Fairy to his son. He hopes to encourage his 8-year-old to brush his teeth more regularly and correctly.

The father of three told TODAY that his son was “somewhat chastened” by the letter, and so was his 5-year-old sister, Lexie Mae, after Sam read it to her.

Henry then posted the letter on Twitter, explaining that his son was “dreadful at brushing his teeth. Turns out the Tooth Fairy has had enough.”

Barry T’s letter soon became a favorite on Twitter, being re-tweeted more than 14,000 times and liked more than 18,000 times.

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Parents applauded the father’s effort, tweeting: “Parenting level: expert.” “This has made my day,” and “Genius…I’m keeping this.”

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Dental hygiene company Colgate also tweeted: “A healthy smile is a happy smile! Many thanks to Barry T. Tooth Fairy for helping us keep smiles bright.”

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The Tooth Fairy letter in full:

Dear Mr Warren, 

This letter is to inform you that I have now taken receipt of your tooth and it is being duly processed in our system.

You will have noticed there has been a delay in your payment for the tooth, Mr Warren, I have to inform this is due to the condition in which we found said tooth.

We expect a certain amount of wear and tear on the teeth we appraise. However in this case your tooth had to be referred up to the committee for further analysis.

We believe this is due to the lack of care and attention by yourself. We have detected more than trace amounts of Fanta and residual amounts of both cereal and chocolate which have not been removed by appropriate brushing technique.

We recommend you review your practice here as a matter of urgency.

Mr Warren we will accept the tooth on this occasion but we need your assurances that the condition of your next tooth will be significantly better or we will withhold payment.

Sincerely yours,

Barry T. Tooth Fairy

Let’s hope young Sam brushes those teeth real well after that letter.

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