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RICHMOND, Va. — After noticing a mother’s post on social media, a news anchor decided to show her support for the young girl who had recently been teased by classmates.

Marley is a third grader near Harrisonburg, Va. who was being teased by her classmates for wearing glasses. Someone told her that the glasses she wears were to big for her face her mother reported.

“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 told CBS 6. “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.”

When her mother decided to post about the situation on Facebook, it caught the eye of news anchor Julie Bragg, who decided to let the girl know that was nothing wrong with the way she looked wearing glasses.

Bragg posted on Facebook Wednesday to get some support from the public.

“I need your help… 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.”

The post has already gained more than 20,000 likes and more than 3,000 comments.