Mark Hamill's advice for a girl scared to wear Star Wars shirt in school 4 years ago

Mark Hamill's advice for a girl scared to wear Star Wars shirt in school

She was worried she would be teased for liking "boy's stuff".

A young girl who was scared to wear a Star Wars shirt to school in case kids made fun of her for liking "boy's stuff" - and Mark Hamill had the most heartwarming response.

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Mum N.J. Simmonds posted on social media that she felt "sad and angry" after her seven-year-old daughter told her she was worried she would be teased over her Star Wars shirt.

She wrote:

"My 7 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. Please RT and comment so I can show her how awesome girl #StarWars fans are."

Soon enough, thousands of people began to send well wishes and words of encouragement to the young girl.

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Among the well wishers was Mark Hamill, who starred as Luke Skywalker in the sci-fi franchise.

He said:

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"Just tell her to feel free to use this gesture if her classmates give her any grief.

"'Boy stuff'? PLEASE!

"The Force is, & always will be strong with females here on Earth & in galaxies far, far away."

Other parents began to share photos of their own daughters dressed up in Star Wars outfits, offering words of support.

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Simmonds later added that they were overwhelmed with all of the positive responses they had gotten - and that her daughter "went to school smiling" the next day.

And, in her Star Wars shirt.