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This High School Senior Came Up With An Amazing Yearbook Quote And We Are Screaming

"Bless this truth teller."

Posted on May 3, 2017, at 3:56 p.m. ET

Savanna Tomlinson is a 17-year-old high school senior in Florida. A few months ago, she saw a post on Instagram that made her laugh.

Savanna Tomlinson
Savanna Tomlinson

Savanna told BuzzFeed News the post was from a guy who claimed he had gotten a free plane ticket by using his "sounded white" voice on the phone.

"I thought it was funny, but when it came time to find a job or handle business, I caught myself using this so-called 'white' voice," she said.

The joke has indeed been floating around social media, such as this post by comedian Jaboukie.

So when it came time to pick a senior quote for her yearbook, Savanna used the post as some amazing inspo. She wrote, "Anything is possible when you sound Caucasian on the phone."

Savanna Tomlinson

"I just switched up the words a bit and put it in a more appropriate way and submitted it to my school's yearbook team," she said.

She also decided to post it on Twitter, writing, "Going out with a bang." Her quote went super viral, because obviously.

People thought she totally slayed the game by having an original, funny, AND poignant quote.

@TRILLAAXX_ @hoennzollern Slay any harder and you'll have to change your name to Buffy

And many people said they could really relate to it.

@TRILLAAXX_ @_RichyDee me literally every time I answer the phone lol

They said it was too true.

@TRILLAAXX_ It's the truth... my wife worked in sales for years, would talk to people on the phone and they'd come…

"Bless this truth teller."

@TRILLAAXX_ @prabhbob bless this truth teller

"Savanna Tomlinson for the 2020 presidential election."

Savanna Tomlinson for the 2020 presidential election. ☕

But one person who wasn't that into the quote was Savanna's mom. Savanna tweeted that her mom was "furious" about her entry, but don't worry — things are fine.

UPDATE: My mom is furious that I put that as my quote LMAO

"My mom wasn't exactly mad," she said. "I would say that she was more confused in the fact that I would put such a quote in the school yearbook."

She added she is excited her post got so much attention.

"It's been an amazing journey, honestly. I couldn't have ever in my wildest dreams imagined this," she said.

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.