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Congresswoman Sparks A Glasses Lovefest On Twitter After Running Out Of Contacts

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Massachusetts Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley has been busying herself this week with an appearance in Cambridge on Monday to protest Donald Trump's national emergency to fund for his border wall.

At some point during her busy week, she ran out of contact lenses and resorted to wearing bifocals in public. No big deal, right?

However, the bespectacled Pressley elicited admiration for flawlessly pulling off the look and prompted a special request.

She ran into a mother whose 9-year-old hates wearing glasses. So she asked the Congresswoman to post a selfie with her glasses on to encourage her daughter that spectacles are awesome.


The Boston Representative – who was the first black woman elected to the Boston City council in 2009 and became Massachusett's first black Congresswoman in 2018 – honored the mother's request.

The posted photo became a Twitter moment and gave us all a much-needed dose of the feels.

Pressley tweeted:

"So. I ran out of lenses & had no choice but to wear these in public, something I never, ever do, although I've been rockin' bifocals since 2nd grade. Ran into a mom who asked me to post this pic for her 9yr old who hates her new glasses."


She also gave a shout-out to her fellow Congresswomen who normally rock the bespectacled look: Lauren Underwood, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib.

Twitter embraced the Boston Representative's rare look.

The thread became an inspirational representation of people who are proud of sporting spectacles.


















It's not just the ladies who pride themselves on their lenses.




This young girl knows she is not alone in wearing glasses. And she even has several pairs to boot...if she can find them.


The demonstration in Cambridge Pressley spoke at was titled, "Presidents Day Protest to Fight Trump's fake Crisis and Racist Deportation Forces," and was organized by the liberal advocacy group Cambridge Area Stronger Together.

She castigated Donald Trump's declaration of the national emergency and told the gathering crowd:

"I think he has lost all moral authority to continue to serve in this role. I took an oath of office to defend the American people and the Constitution against all threats, foreign and domestic — and he is a hell of a threat."


Hopefully, that 9-year-old girl will ignore the stigma and realize she is in good company.

There is no shame in seeing things clearly and potentially becoming our leaders with a clear vision.