A Girl Was Too Nervous To Wear A 'Star Wars' Shirt To School. Then Mark Hamill Spoke Up.

"'Boy stuff?' PLEASE!"

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The Force has always been strong with Luke Skywalker — but the same can be said for Mark Hamill, too.


The actor — who just got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — came to the rescue when a mom, N.J. Simmonds, tweeted that her daughter was crying in bed because she was too nervous to wear a Star Wars shirt to school because her classmates might think she was into "boy stuff." Simmonds asked for some online support to show her daughter and she certainly got it.

It didn't take long for Hamill to see the tweet and give some sage advice only a true Jedi, who studied under Yoda and mastered the use of a lightsaber, could offer.

"Just tell her to feel free to use this gesture if her classmates give her any grief," Hamill tweeted along with a GIF from The Last Jedi. "'Boy stuff?' PLEASE! The Force is, & always will be strong with females here on Earth & in galaxies far, far away."

Obviously, Hamill's response has garnered quite a bit of online love, leading it to trend on Twitter. In response to that, he invoked the badassery of Carrie Fisher and added: "Remember when Princess Leia took command over her own rescue? I've never forgotten. She was FIERCE & not exactly a 'damsel in distress!' #FemmePower."

It seems Hamill's support was enough to help convince this little girl to show up to school rocking threads from a galaxy far, far away. Here is a small selection of tweets from Simmonds about what happened in the end:

"When Mark Hamill responded I showed her and she smiled, she then said 'of course he said nice things, because he's the good guy' and she ran off to play. Like any normal kid should," Simmonds said in a statement to Romper

"We live abroad and are part of a small community, so my daughter's only reference to Star Wars was the fact that she likes to watch it with her dad and a few boys at school play Star Wars games in the playground," the statement continued. "Therefore, when she decided to wear her T-shirt to school she was nervous about what her girlfriends would say as she'd never seen her friends wear Star Wars clothes (as they are always in the boy section of shops)."

In addition to Hamill, other Star Wars fans voiced their support for Simmonds and her daughter, telling the little girl to own the fact that she is a fan and telling their own stories of empowerment.

This episode proves that kids (and adults) should wear what makes them comfortable — you could have a lot more support than you realize.

Cover image: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com


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