09/03/2018 10:26 GMT | Updated 09/03/2018 15:47 GMT

Mark Hamill Encourages Girl Not To Fear Being Teased For Wearing 'Star Wars' T-Shirt

'She is scared her classmates will laugh because she likes ‘boy stuff’.'

A seven-year-old who was afraid to wear her ‘Star Wars’ T-shirt to school in case kids mocked her for liking “boy’s stuff” was inspired to go for it thanks to Mark Hamill.

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 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.”

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