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Teacher wears the same hairstyle as a student who was being bullied about her natural hair

STRONGER TOGETHER: Teacher Ana Barbara Ferreira with her student 

A TEACHER in Brazil came up with a unique way to help a schoolgirl who was being bullied because of her natural hair.

Ana Barbara Ferreira, from Sao Paulo, said her student was “sad” after being ridiculed by a boy, who had said her hair was “ugly”.

“At that moment, the only thing I could tell her was that she was wonderful and shouldn’t care about what he was saying,” she wrote in a Facebook post that went viral.

The following day she went to work wearing the same hairstyle as her pupil.

“When she saw me, she came running to hug me and say that I was beautiful,” Ms Ferreira said.

“I told her: ‘Today I’m beautiful like you!'”

The teacher has been widely praised on social media. Her post has been liked by more than 142,000 people and shared 30,000 times.

“Yesterday, my student told me there was a boy saying that her hair was ugly. She was very sad. At that moment, the only thing I could tell her was that she was wonderful and shouldn’t care about what he was saying,” she said.

“Today, I woke up and remembered what happened and decided to wear the same hairstyle she used to wear. When she saw me, she came running to hug me and say that I was beautiful, and I told her: ‘Today I’m beautiful like you!'”

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