Demonstrating a stroke of sheer genius, the nine-year-old from Missouri hid a stick of cheese in an old lip balm container - the perfect back-up for when school lunch doesn’t quite hit the spot.
The girl’s mother, Valerie Schremp Hahn, posted a photograph of the invention on Twitter and the now-viral post has attracted some serious praise.
Social media users from across the globe flocked to comment on the tweet which has amassed over 67,700 likes so far.
My 9-year-old daughter has taken an old lip balm tube and filled it with cheese so she can eat it in class. pic.twitter.com/YEAqZx2wnr
— Valerie Schremp Hahn 📰 (@valeriehahn) September 17, 2019
“Further confirmation that the future is female,” one wrote.
Another added, “Clearly this child has no need for further education.”
“Your daughter is living in 2079 and we are all still here in 2019,” a third wrote.
Further confirmation that the future is female.
— Tiffany Adamson (@shelikesfacts) September 18, 2019
Some stories give you hope for he future. This is one of those stories.
— KK Lena (@meltedpotmama) September 18, 2019
Your daughter is a genius
— JoeyD473 (@JoeyD473) September 18, 2019
Clearly this child has no need of further education.
— kellygiz (@kellygiz) September 18, 2019
Your daughter is living in 2079 and we are all still here in 2019.
— Shannon Miller (@notthegymnast) September 18, 2019
Trialling her product, the girl took two of the aptly-named ‘cheese stick chapsticks’ to class and enjoyed a few bites during breaks.
“You can lick it and no one will know," she told Buzzfeed.
When the headteacher caught wind of her invention, she found it hilarious and even gave her a well deserved shout-out in the school newsletter.
Her mum tweeted, “Our new school principal just ducked into her Girl Scout meeting, asked for her, and said she’d give her a shout-out in the school newsletter.”
Our new school principal just ducked into her Girl Scout meeting, asked for her, and said she’d give her a shout-out in the school newsletter. 😬😝
— Valerie Schremp Hahn 📰 (@valeriehahn) September 18, 2019
Anyone tempted to make a cheeky cheese lippy for work tomorrow?