A Scottish father has told how his little girl, who was too embarrassed to wear her new glasses, has changed her mind after seeing a flood of supportive tweets.
Four-year-old Darcey Docherty was too ashamed to leave the house after getting her first pair of glasses, that is until her dad James Docherty asked for - and received - a whole lot of help from social media users.
Docherty posted a picture of his daughter on Twitter with the explanation:
"My wee girl has had to get glasses and she feels ashamed wearing them outside the house. Sure she's beautiful."
My wee girl has had to get glasses and she feels ashamed wearing them outside the house. Sure she’s beautiful 😍 pic.twitter.com/uHHPtG1sM6— James Docherty (@Prev_Justice) February 19, 2019
Darcey's dad's Twitter post have been liked, retweeted and replied to more that 24 thousand times.
He posted again, writing: "Unbelievable the amount of love and kindness that's been thrown at this tweet, you've made a wee girls day, thank you so much."
Twitter users posted pictures with their supportive words and pictures encouraging the four-year-old to embrace her new look.
No! All the best people wear glasses! pic.twitter.com/BYGSMrHXJu— WALDEMAR JANUSZCZAK (@JANUSZCZAK) February 20, 2019
My little grandson just got his you’re not alone 😃🤓 pic.twitter.com/LnLMSjO5o7— Johnny Young (@WParkRenew) February 20, 2019
Mum wears specs and she has since she was 11. Blind as a bat without. She once bent down to stroke a carrier bag. Thought it was a cat. pic.twitter.com/mMIvHDIIE5— Woofs With Wilson (@WoofsWithWilson) February 19, 2019
Both mine rock their specs! She looks gorgeous! pic.twitter.com/ilScHk1Cvb— Fiona Carmichael (@feelovesfun) February 19, 2019
Those are very lovely glasses & she looks very pretty in them! My wee girl wears glasses too, got her first pair when she was 4. She's all grown up now, we're all very proud of her and everything she has achieved.. Here's a picture of her wearing her most recent glasses.. pic.twitter.com/GUM6eLgFtE— Gillian🦄 (@GillianSproule) February 19, 2019
If you dont wear your glasses, your eyes will go like my Mum's pic.twitter.com/V5gHdxF3qR— gerryquiff-PHOTOS. (@gerryquiff) February 19, 2019