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Having a crush on your classmate can be a stressful thing, and luckily for many, anonymous advice is available at your fingertips via social media and forums like Reddit.

One such user, a 17-year-old boy who goes by the username ‘Azure-skies-123’ asked the internet for help on how to confess his love for a transgender girl in his school.

Here is the letter in its entirety, which was deleted but was later shared by Twitter user @EricTheDragon:

Picture:Picture: Reddit screengrab

Picture:Picture: Reddit screengrab 

Picture:Picture: Reddit screengrab 

Hundreds of people posted responses, but one piece of advice, in particular, stood out. Actress and trans rights advocate Laverne Cox joined the debate and shared some wisdom.

Moved by his letter circulating Twitter, she sent him a heart-warming message:

Others echoed Cox's sentiments and shared their own thoughts.

Reddit user jakabab wrote:

I think it's so innocent and profound what your little brother said.

And honestly, what your fears are and what you're describing, those are only probably 1/20th of the fears and worries this girl had to confront this society and declare who she was. So now that you've seen a peak into that, you also get to decide the kind of person you want to let the world know you are.

Another wrote:

I dunno. Yeah there's a real risk of being bullied and harassed for dating a trans person but whatever you get, I'm sure it'll be a fraction of what she experiences on a daily basis. I think you should take things one step at a time and don't disclose anything to others without checking in with her first. A big public gesture might be romantic but she might not want more attention to be drawn to her.

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