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This man sent his mum a cardboard cutout of himself when he was studying abroad and instantly regretted it

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Dalton Ross sent a cutout picture of himself to his mother in an effort to ease the pain of separation while he goes away to study for a year in London.

The 22-year-old from Tennessee is studying at Westminster University on his year abroad from Belmont, and explained on Reddit:

Jokingly sent my mom a cutout of myself while I'm studying abroad. She seems to be entertaining herself with it

Dalton later explained to indy100:

After being here a month I just thought if my mom got a package from me that, when opened, was just a giant cutout of me with a goofy face.

I didn't tell her I was sending anything, I just included a note that said 'You're welcome.'

Cue the hilarity...

Dalton playing with the dog...

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Dalton enthusiastic at the prospect of food...

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Sporty Dalton...

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And sleepy Dalton...

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And 'family time' Dalton...

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Then it got a tad weird...

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Just how big is that Barbie doll if his cutout is life-size..?

Until we started to question if he was actually there in real life...

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His mother, Susan Talley, took 'quality time' quite literally and wrote on her Facebook page:

While Dalton is enjoying his time traveling the world, we've got a backup one to fill in his spot.

Susan seems to be in the process of creating a photo album, entitled: "Faux Dalton/Backup Dalton/Flat Dalton/Dalton's stunt double."

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Dalton explained:

My mom is cool and jokes around pretty often.

One thing she likes to do is funny stunts on roller-coasters so that the on-ride camera will get a shot of her seemingly playing a board game or something similar. I wasn't expecting her to do anything with the cutout though, but she has gone above and beyond with the jokes with that.

Well played mum.


Photos: Courtesy of Dalton Ross


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