Libby Surmon’s mother took to social media, upset by the way her daughter had been teased by a handful of schoolchildren
A sea cadet has become an overnight Facebook phenomenon after taking part in a local Remembrance Day parade.
Libby Surmon, 13, from Feltham, south west London, returned home from school on Monday a bit down and fed up after being ridiculed for taking part.
Proud mum, Keeley Price, 37, upset by the way her daughter Libby had been teased by a handful of schoolchildren, posted a picture on her Facebook page to drum up a bit of encouragement.
Within hours the post received hundreds of likes and has been shared around around the world, reports Get West London.
The youngster’s photo which was taken as she joined people of all ages in the parade on Sunday, has gone viral reaching people as far as Dubai, America and Australia.
Ms Price also received messages of support from soldiers in the Armed Forces, said: “I posted a picture on my Facebook page to gather a bit of encouragement for her.
“In 11 hours my Facebook had gone mad!
“I was even approached this morning to say she was the topic of conversation in Lincolnshire.
“There is so much bad press in this (Feltham) area, but this shows there are still good influences in the area too.
“Generally people have been saying its so nice to see young people showing respect and giving their time, and not to listen to people who want to ridicule her.
“Libby was shocked so many people had seen the post that she has been slightly overwhelmed by it – the support and encouragement has helped a lot.