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Facebook followers rally around Chapin boy with glasses

Noah, 4, loves wearing his new glasses (Dec. 4, 2013-FOX Carolina) Noah, 4, loves wearing his new glasses (Dec. 4, 2013-FOX Carolina)
The Glasses for Noah Facebook page has reached thousands. (Source: Facebook) The Glasses for Noah Facebook page has reached thousands. (Source: Facebook)
CHAPIN, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Noah Fisher is just like many other 4-year-old boys. He plays with action figures and loves to dress up as his favorite superhero, Wolverine.

But when he realized he was a little different than his friends because he has to wear glasses, he was scared to put them on for fear of being teased.

"I just started crying," he said, "because I thought everybody would laugh at me."

Noah has astigmatism in both of his eyes, and doctors prescribed that he wear special glasses every day in order to help him see. At first, he was OK with the idea of wearing them. Then, he began to feel self-conscious.

"He kept saying, 'But when can I not wear them?'" his mom, Lindsey Fisher, said.

So she appealed to her Facebook friends, not knowing how she could get him to willingly wear the glasses.

"I put that on Facebook, and all of my close friends really responded and were sending pictures of themselves in glasses," she said.

That started a revolution.

One of Lindsey Fisher's friends suggested she start a Facebook page called "Glasses for Noah" as a way to help him and other kids who might be facing insecurities and fears about getting teased.

From all around the U.S. to Costa Rica, Brazil and even Australia, people have posted pictures of themselves wearing glasses, reminding Noah and everyone that even the strongest superheroes might need a little help seeing.

Now Noah has a mantra that he made up all by himself. He tells it to other kids who might be embarrassed to wear their glasses.

"Face their fears and put them on," he said.

"It just means a lot to us that all these people came together to help a little boy that they don't know," his mother said.

To visit the Facebook page "Glasses for Noah," click here.

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