Credit: Muslims Everyday / Samantha

Sometimes, you just need something a little lighter to boost your spirits. Especially in dark, stressful times like these, we get the feeling! So when we saw this Muslim woman’s beautiful story of what a true ally for Muslims looks like, we immediately got teary-eyed. Because, wow. Maybe there is hope, no matter how small, if we put in the time and effort it takes to learn how to be allies and support each other.

On popular Facebook page Muslims Everyday, Samantha, a Muslim woman from Boston, Massachusetts, shared her incredibly moving story. She wrote,

But things didn’t go as she anticipated. She continued,

Yeah. We told you this was tear-worthy. Especially given the rise of hate crimes against Muslims and the general rise of hate crimes following Trump’s election, this small light feels so, so bright. She explained,

We haven’t felt this feeling of hope for our country in what feels like ages.

The story’s reach continued, as it was shared on Twitter and immediately went viral.

With 13k retweets and 20k likes, clearly we weren’t the only people moved by this story.

The internet was overwhelmed with gratitude for this Muslim woman’s story, and hope for our future as a country.

But it doesn’t end with a retweet. Learn how to be a better ally to Muslims, and to all marginalized groups, especially in this trying time. Our political climate is tense, and, honestly, pretty scary for lots of people, and we need to be ready to speak out and protect each other as necessary.