Writer Alexa Martin (Intercepted, Berkley Romance) took to Twitter to help her daughter over a rough patch at school and the internet responded in a big way.
Martin sent her daughter to school with a hairdo the child was happy with when she left the house, but by the time she got home was in tears. When asked what was wrong she told her mother the other kids picked on her because she is one of the few kids with curls. That's when Martin posted a photo on Twitter and asked for a few likes so she could show her daughter the kids at school were wrong.
Mother and daughter got more than a few likes. One hundred and seventy-one thousand and counting! Now that's a confidence booster!
I don’t normally do this... but... 8 was so excited about her hair this morning. She came home in tears because som… https://t.co/RbxUMb9Hwj— Alexa Martin (@Alexa Martin) 1536096476.0
Not only did Twitter come through with the likes, the comments were enough to warm even the coldest heart.
@AlexaMBooks @JoeLeydon I sincerely love your hair and think it is both cool and beautiful. Be YOU, because that… https://t.co/kbJPlsGXAd— Michael Kelly (@Michael Kelly) 1536148924.0
@AlexaMBooks @LisaMBeaudry Beautiful, strong, her own powerful self. And her curls are spectacular.— Marjorie Ingall (@Marjorie Ingall) 1536149834.0
@AlexaMBooks I had to retweet this .. Tell your daughter to hold her head up HIGH and focus on doing really well in… https://t.co/MSs9dsaYhi— Dolreen Burnett (@Dolreen Burnett) 1536136290.0
@AlexaMBooks Alright, who is this kid and why is her hair cooler than mine? That's it, I'm calling my barber.— 🦝Sarge The Destroyer🦝 (@🦝Sarge The Destroyer🦝) 1536106418.0
@AlexaMBooks She’s pretty like a @MiamiDolphins cheerleader https://t.co/6Gt0V2y0fK— Tom Garfinkel (@Tom Garfinkel) 1536131756.0
@AlexaMBooks Pretty sure these ladies would have something awesome to say about that amazing mohawk! NEVER BE AFRAI… https://t.co/FBLgdThNUS— Kate Jones (@Kate Jones) 1536159386.0
This artist even drew a portrait.
@AlexaMBooks Sweet pea, your hairstyle is seriously awesome! Keep rockin' it, you're beautiful being you 🤟🏾 https://t.co/QYjCBrynTG— jess von i (@jess von i) 1536119098.0
With comparisons to the character Storm.
@AlexaMBooks She looks powerful and fierce, just like Storm. https://t.co/GYgR2Tq4NG— Cav, Avatar of Khonshu (@Cav, Avatar of Khonshu) 1536142962.0
@AlexaMBooks @DeevElliott STORM!!!!! (her hair looks fantastic👍👍👍👍) https://t.co/KLTgKMWCiS— Staz Johnson (@Staz Johnson) 1536133470.0
All the love worked and Martin gave a follow up the next day.
Holy cow. I was not expecting this! She asked for hair to be the way it was yesterday, and when I asked who matters… https://t.co/SmXWYl40AQ— Alexa Martin (@Alexa Martin) 1536156209.0
Mark this as a win for love.