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06/12/2016 9:59 AM AEDT | Updated 06/12/2016 12:54 PM AEDT

This Comic Book Store Worker Became A Superhero For Young LGBTQ Girl

Go on, have a happy cry and feel good about the world.

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There may have been a gay undercurrent in superheroe comics for a long time but today's batch are tackling real-world issues of coming out and acceptance.

Super heroes save lives with their strength and abilities but a Florida comic book store worker has become a real hero to LGBTQ people around the world.

Mary Swangin tells the story on her Twitter account @sapphicgeek and a word of warning, it's OK to get a little choked up.

For those who aren't up to date with the evolution of Supergirl, main character Alex Danvers (who is the adopted sister of Supergirl) began experimenting with her sexuality and eventually came to the realisation she was gay.

Mary's story has struck a chord with people all over the world and got back to actor Chyler Leigh, who plays Danvers on Supergirl.

"Mary...This story. This right here is what Heroes are made of. You are AMAZING!! I absolutely admire you and will share this!" Leigh said on Twitter.

Those who have been touched by the story are invited to donate to Equality Florida.

The support group thanked Mary for bringing them to happy tears and being a "beacon of hope for our youth".

Well now we're crying too.

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