Eight-year-old Layla Murphy became a Star Wars fan when she discovered her dad’s old action figures and she’s been hooked ever since. But when she wore her Star Wars clothes to school, the other girls started picking on her.
“Layla started coming home more quiet and less of herself, and started asking not to wear her shirts or R2-D2 jacket,” Layla’s mom Nicolette told CNN. “She was asked if she was turning into a boy.”
However, mean girls are no match for the power of The 501st Legion, who stepped in to offer their support. She became the latest recipient of the armor that once belonged to another bullied girl. Remember Katie Goldman? I sure do.
Between the support of the 501st, an outpouring of love from the community, and getting to meet Weird Al Yankovic, Layla’s confidence is back up. How do I know? She did a little Jedi Training at Disneyland.
Check out the video of Layla after the break.