One morning in the spring of 2011, the Hollis family woke up in their Illinois home to find hateful words targeted at the young girls spray-painted on their cars and the side of their house.
“That day changed my life forever," said Anne Hollis.
Instead of living in fear, the Hollis family decided to turn the hate into a tool for awareness.
"As the community rallied to support them, the Not in Our Town Elmwood organization budded out with blue ribbons on trees all through town. It evolved into a public awareness campaign that raised $60,000 to bring messages of tolerance and sensitivity to 22 area schools," Best Buddies Illinois reported.
The Hollis boys decided to make a video in support of their sisters.
Watch their moving story below.
Warning: Get those tissues ready.