Mom’s response to teen’s message about failing math goes viral

August 12, 2017 4:14 pm Last Updated: September 30, 2017 1:15 pm

We all have our memories of school, from fond ones with our friends to awkward hallway shenanigans and the dreading of homework and exams. We’ve also always hoped for our parents’ support and guidance for when we fall short of our own and possibly of their expectations.

Hannah Cho is like any typical high schooler, she works hard in school to achieve her goals and is an active social media user, most notably—Snapchat and Twitter.


On one particular day Hannah was studying day and night for an upcoming math test, with the hopes of it contributing to her goal of a 4.0 GPA, according to a Buzzfeed interview.

“My ultimate goal was to get the perfect GPA, a 4.0, so getting a B for me personally was unacceptable.”

Unfortunately when the results of the test came in, Hannah wasn’t all too pleased with the outcome and told her mom in a text that she had “failed”.  But according to the screenshot of her mom’s response, Hannah didn’t actually fail in her mother’s eyes.

Hannah’s mom wrote: “I don’t care if you fail your math test … I don’t care if you get below 1,00 on [your] SAT … I don’t care if your GPA is under 2.0 … I don’t care if you get accepted to Stanford … BUT … I care if you cry … I care if you are stressed … I care if you are unhappy … I care when you get hungry even if you get hungry every two hours (I admit, it can get tiring feeding you constantly) … But I love you.”

It’s pretty obvious why, after tweeting out her mom’s response, it quickly racked up over 4,000 retweets.

Some people responded that it made them tear up:

Other moms saw the post and expressed the same sentiments:

Some even questioned what universe her mom was from to give a response like that:

In the end there were quite a few tweets questioning if the snap was real because of her family being Asian. Hannah’s response to that was “not all Asian parents are strict and demanding” and “I’m glad to say that we broke free from those stereotypes and proved them wrong. My mom is the most wonderful role model I could ever ask for. She is the most powerful influence in my life and continues to love me unconditionally.”