A Brazilian teacher, Ana Barbara Ferreira has help a schoolgirl who was being bullied because of her hair, after being mocked by a boy, who said her hair was "ugly".
Ana Ferreira, from Sao Paulo, who came up with a unique way to helping the young girl, 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 showed support with much and bigger surprise to the girl, wearing the same hairstyle as her pupil to work.
"When she saw me, she came running to hug me and say that i was beautiful," Ms Ferreira said, and replied her: 'Today I'm beautiful like you!'
The teacher has been widely praised on social media following the photo she posted on Facebook with the pupil, both smiling and with similar hairstyles. Her post has been liked by more than 142,000 people and shared 30,000 times.
Ms Ferreira wrote: "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.
"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!'