How this news anchor is helping a student teased about her glasses

Posted at 10:56 AM, Jan 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-15 19:28:21-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Children can sometimes say some pretty mean things. Think back to some of the stuff you heard (or maybe even said) while walking the hallways of your school.

Someone said one of those pretty mean things to Marley, a third-grade student near Harrisonburg, Virginia. Marley wears eyeglasses and someone at her school told her the glasses were too big for her face.

"I always put a note in Marley's lunch bag for school and when I was re-packing her bag yesterday morning, I saw a note she left me saying someone told me my glasses are too big and and I DO NOT LIKE THEM," Marley's mother Jill said. "When I went to talk with her about it she said she didn't want to wear them anymore because she didn't want to be made fun of.  I told her I think they are awesome and that she shouldn't let someone's comment make her not want to wear them, you loved them when we picked them out.  I then asked if I could take a picture and see what my friends on Facebook think and the rest is history."

The post caught the attention of CBS 6 anchor Julie Bragg. Julie also wears glasses.

Julie took to Facebook on Wednesday afternoon with a request for her Facebook friends.

"I need your help," Julie posted. "This is gorgeous Marley. Someone at school told her that her new glasses are too big, and now she doesn't like them. I like them, picked out pretty much the same pair. Can we get her some 'likes'and comments to let her know she's right in style? I think she looks incredible."

Needless to say, Julie's Facebook friends have responded -- in a big way. By Thursday evening, almost 27,000 people had "liked" the post about Marley's glasses, and the post generated close to 4,000 comments.

"Oh my gosh! Marley is adorable, and the glasses are right in style. So cute!!" gushed Polly Geer.

"Some kids just don't get 'cool.' But you are it, honey...gorgeous!!" Erica Dixon added.

"Jealous people are always the ones that say things like that. Don't let them bother you one bit! You are beautiful, confident and strong! Never forget that!" Tammy Brown advised.

Tuesday morning, Marley's mother Jill wrote to Julie, "She's a bit overwhelmed, I think. Her teacher said she saw it, commented on the post yesterday and talked to Marley about it. She said Marley has been smiling all day."

Like and comment on Julie's post to help spread the word.



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