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This Teen Got Her Mom A "Thanks For Vaccinating Us" Cake

Nothing says "thank you" like ice cream cake.

Posted on March 12, 2019, at 3:33 p.m. ET

Moms deserve thanks for a lot of reasons, but vaccinating their kids is definitely one of them.

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That's why Alyssa Jackson, 17, got her mom an ice cream cake to do just that.

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"My sister and I went to pick up my vaccination records so I can switch my school, and we stopped at Dairy Queen for lunch," she told BuzzFeed News.

"After eating we were gonna get ice cream but decided it wold be funny to make a TikTok of us getting that cake."

They also picked up some icing to write their "thank you."

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"I am happy that I'm vaccinated, because I have seen that some old-time diseases are coming back," said Jackson, who's from Pennsylvania. "I'm glad my mom hasn't contributed to that."

Jackson has receipts, too. She included her immunization record in the video.

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Finally, they surprised their mom with the cake.

Alyssa Jackson / Via

"When we walked in my mom was confused because she was working and we just came home with a cake," said Jackson.

"She knows when my sister and I are together we like to be funny and do ridiculous things so the first thing she said was 'You can't smash that in my face.'"

When Jackson's mom did catch on, she thought it was pretty funny.

Alyssa Jackson / Via

The TikTok has now blown up, with more than 68,000 likes.

"When I realized I got so many views, I was in shock," said Jackson.

As much as it was all for a laugh, Jackson really does hope people get immunized.

"Vaccinations are important because it's not only your kid," she said. "They will go to school and other kids can get sick from your child. Your child should not have to worry about different diseases."

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.