When Rachel Taylor was shopping at Old Navy last week she heard a conversation between a mother and a daughter that inspired a viral selfie.

Even though the conversation wasn't directed toward her, it still made her feel awful. She recounted the exchange on her Facebook page.

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!"

Rachel got emotional in the store, to a point where she had to leave the building.

I couldn't help it; I started crying. I guess the girl and her mom walked away. I have no idea. My husband walked me out of the store to the car.

Even though she felt terrible, something caused her to take this situation and make something positive out of it—so she got herself together and returned to the Old Navy store to take care of some unfinished business.

I sat in the car crying for a long time but eventually went back inside to finish my shopping.
I ended up buying that tank top because, it turns out, I look fierce in it!

Old Navy, thank you for having adorable clothes for all shapes & sizes. I'd like to tell you the story behind this tank...

Posted by Rachel Taylor on Friday, July 3, 2015

Rachel posted the photo on her personal page as well as the official Old Navy Facebook page, gathering hundreds of thousands of shares and likes.

Not all of the feedback was positive. Some Facebook users took Rachel's story as an opportunity to be judgmental and criticize her for her weight. She just shook it off by responding to the critics and reminding them that her post wasn't made as an invitation.

Her original Facebook post on her personal page may have said it best:

Be kind. Think about others before you speak. And if someone hurts you, you have to move on.

You go, girl.

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