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  2. After plenty of tears over the fear of being bullied at school for wearing glasses, four-year-old Noah Fisher is finally starting to feel OK about his new look -- all it took was the help of 50,000 strangers.

    "Glasses for Noah" is a Facebook page created by Noah's mother, Lindsey Fisher, in an attempt to help him get over his fear of being teased.

    The South Carolina mom told WLXT-TV this week that Noah "burst into tears" upon finding out that he needed to wear glasses in the first place.

    "It was the saddest thing. It just broke my heart," she said. "I finally got him to tell me why he was crying and he said because everyone was going to laugh at him."

    At the urging of a friend, Fisher took to Facebook in search of support for Noah.
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  4. "Our sweet four-year old, Noah, just got glasses and is having a hard time adjusting. Let's show him just how cool glasses really are!" she wrote in the About section on Noah's new Facebook page. "Please share a picture of yourself in glasses so that Noah can see how many awesome people wear glasses!"

    Friends and family members quickly took to the page with messages of encouragement for Noah, but soon there were other voices in the mix. 

    Tens of thousands of them.

    Nearly 50,000 people have liked the Glasses for Noah page to date, with many posting photos of themselves and their children on Noah's wall for him to see that glasses aren't a bad thing.
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  10. Others are posting photos of bespectacled cartoon characters, celebrities, and superheros for Noah to see.
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  16. And even a few dogs have found their way into the mix.
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  22. In a video posted three days after the page was created, viewers can watch Noah react to the photos. He laughs gleefully upon seeing a picture of Spongebob Squarepants wearing glasses. "Spongebob!" he shouts.
  23. "Thank you SO much for all of the photos - Noah is LOVING them!" wrote Fisher on Nov. 29. "Please keep them coming! Y'all are amazing and we would give each of you a hug if we could!!!
  24. "I had no idea it would turn into what it turned into," Fisher said. "It was very humbling to see how the community took time out of their day to post a picture of themselves for a little boy that half of them don't even know." 

    Fisher says that the photos are helping Noah become more comfortable with his new glasses, and as news of his Facebook page spreads through social and mass media, they just keep rolling in.


    "I don't know how many more likes or pictures we'll get, but as long as I'm getting pictures, I'll keep showing them to him every night," she said.


    As for Noah, he's currently enjoying his brush with fame. "Thank you for all the pictures," he said to WXLT.

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