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The Yankees sent out an important anti-bullying message after a young fan's social media post

When used for good, social media can be a very powerful tool for helping others. 

Recently, a woman named Jenn Slater posted on Facebook about her daughter, Cassidy, and her issues with being bullied at her middle school. It's tough to watch, but important just the same. 

Cassidy and her mom live in Scranton, Pa., near the home of the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Cassidy's mother's post has gained steam since it was shared two weeks ago, racking up a few hundred thousand views ... and, apparently, catching the attention of the Yankees themselves.

The team posted this on Twitter on Wednesday:

Just a tremendous effort all around.

Bullying won't stop on its own. Conversations like these, and amplifying the struggles of others dealing with it, are among the only methods to actually make a difference. 

Good luck, Cassidy, and thank you, Yankees.