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This woman had the perfect response to body shaming and the internet has fallen in love

Her story has taken over Facebook.

MEET RACHEL TAYLOR. She has become a viral phenomenon this week thanks to a shopping trip she took in the US – and her inspiring story is being shared widely on Facebook.

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She was shopping at an Old Navy clothes store, as she recounts on Facebook, and had this encounter:

Today I was shopping in Old Navy, standing in between a teenage girl and her mom. The girl picked up a plus-size tank top, showed it to her mom and said, “Look! Me and So-and-so can fit in this tank top!” Her mom laughed and said, “Yeah, you could! That thing is huge!”

She couldn’t help but feel upset by the exchange – and posted her story to the Old Navy Facebook page

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After she wiped away the tears, Rachel returned to the store to buy that very tank top that made her upset.

She put the image in the Facebook post and it has gone super viral. Standing at nearly a quarter of a million likes and over 10,000 shares Rachel’s response to the incident has inspired many.

Old Navy themselves reached out to her

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And people in the comments praised Rachel’s actions

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With all the top voted comments in the thread being absolutely positive about Rachel’s story

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Well done, guys.

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