9-Year-Old Performs Tooth Fairy Experiment To Find Out If She's Real

A scientist in the making.

So, is the tooth fairy real, or not? We're sure there are many parents out there who've been asked that question, and many kids who remember asking. But one 9-year-old decided to take matters into his own hands by running an experiment to find out if the tooth fairy exists.

And let's just say, this kid is a scientist in the making. 

In a post on Twitter, clinical researcher Fahd Ahmad, explains how his son, Armaan, conducted an experiment to discover the truth. "Just learned our [9-year-old] did an experiment on us. Lost tooth, told no one for [3 days], kept tooth under his pillow," the father of three wrote. "No [money]. Then he tells us he lost the tooth, [and] next night there is money under his pillow. Then confronted us with his scientific evidence that the tooth fairy isn't real."

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"When Ahmad asked if the tooth fairy stopped by, his son said yes but didn't say anything about his experiment," Mashable reports. "Two weeks later, Ahmad's son admitted that it was all a test."

I mean, c'mon — that's pretty brilliant.

"He's an inquisitive kid, thinking his own thoughts," Ahmad told the publication. "He's got sort of a scientific mindset naturally." 

Ahmad's story went viral, collecting nearly 700,000 likes on Twitter in just a few days. Since then, Ahmad's added:

And for those who call his kid a "genius?" Ahmad said:

As for his other kids, Armaan's mother, Emily, asked that he didn't share the news:

"Don't take away their fun," she told him, according to STL Today. "I think it's part of the magic of childhood."

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