The girl’s mum, N J Simmonds, from Spain, tweeted that she felt sad and angry her daughter was worried about beign teased and asked others to comment to show her daughter how awesome ‘Star Wars’ is.
“My seven-year-old daughter’s crying in bed right now because she wants to wear her ‘Star Wars’ t-shirt to school but is scared her classmates will laugh because she likes ‘boy stuff’. I’m so sad/angry for her,” the mum tweeted on 6 March. “Please RT and comment so I can show her how awesome girl #StarWars fans are.”
What she probably didn’t expect, was the actor who played Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill, to get in touch and tell the young girl what she should do if she had an issues.
“Just tell her to feel free to use this gesture if her classmates give her any grief,” he tweeted back. ”‘Boy stuff’? PLEASE! The Force is and always will be strong with females here on earth and in galaxies far, far away.”
He sent the tweet alongside a brilliant gif of himself brushing his shoulder. Hero.
Thankfully, Hamill wasn’t the only one who inspired the young girl to be herself. Many other parents shared photos of their daughters, who are also big ‘Star Wars’ fans.
Simmonds was overwhelmed with the positive response she received to her tweet. “She’s now talking about wearing it [the Star Wars t-shirt] with pride,” the mum tweeted later on. “She can see there are plenty of other Star Wars girls out there. She went to school smiling because of your kind words.”