Cast types to boolean on Ruby on Rails

I was facing a challenge in an API I am building by taking a boolean from a request by an APP through the headers, as some of you might know it comes from as a string and I created a method that would return the boolean:

def string_to_bool(string)
  return true if string == 'true'
  false
end

If you are using rails you can use a single line instead of 4:

ActiveRecord::Type::Boolean.new.cast(string)
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