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‘That’s Girls Supporting Girls’: How a Single Tweet Created a Mini-Movement of Women Standing Up for Each Other

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A tweet posted on Aug. 5 about “girls supporting girls” has led to an outpouring of women sharing sweet stories about kind gestures they’ve experienced with other women.

Anyssa Richardson from Arizona shared a simple story that she thought showed the little ways women support each other every day.

“i asked this girl where she got her nails done&she googled the exact address & showed me a pic of the building THATS girls supporting girls,” Richardson’s tweet reads.

While on its face, it’s just a nice anecdote of human kindness, that tweet has sparked something of a movement, with women taking to Twitter to share similar stories. Richardson’s tweet has since been retweeted over 4,600 times and has over 20,000 likes.

People have responded to it with their own stories of kind gestures.

“Once I complimented a girl i'd never met on her adorable flower patches and she said one would look cute on my hat so she gave it to me,” Becki Clarke from the UK tweeted.

"Even in the smallest of ways, that kindness she showed me will always stay with me, and inspires me to show the same kindness to somebody else," Clarke told BuzzFeed News.

Another woman, Hallie Hall from Seattle, posted a tweet about a girl sharing her lipstick that has been retweeted over 35,000 times and has over 118,000 likes.

“I asked a girl what lipstick she was wearing in a club bathroom and she pulled it out and applied it on me so nicely I love girls,” it reads.

"In a society that so often tries to pit us against each other it's great to see all these positive stories about kindness shared by random women," Hall told BuzzFeed News about the tweets prompted by Richardson’s initial one.

Richardson’s first tweet inspired dozens of similar stories, creating a social community of women who look out for each other. You can read more of them here.

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