"It just broke my heart," Lindsey continued. "And I finally got him to tell me why he was crying and he said because everyone was going to laugh at him."
But there was no getting around it: Four-year-old Noah needed glasses to see.
So Lindsey sought out family members whom she hoped would be able to show Noah that glasses can be cool.
Family gave way to friends, who gave way to acquaintances, who gave way to complete strangers, and before Lindsey knew it, nearly 40,000 people had expressed their support for little Noah.
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And along with words of encouragement came a veritable flood of photos from eyewear enthusiast around the globe showing off their favorite frames.
Lindsey says she started a tradition of sitting down with Noah each night to show him the latest batch of friendly bespectacled faces who have joined the cause.
Suffice it to say, Noah is now a lens-wipe carrying member of Team Glasses.