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#MermaidThighs make body-positivity waves on Instagram

Women are taking to Instagram to spread the love for "mermaid thighs" and put an end to the pressure to have a "thigh gap."
/ Source: TODAY

We all desperately want to be part of Ariel's world, and now we're one step closer to achieving our mermaid goals.

Turns out the solution to all of our problems has been right under our nose — literally — all we have to do is look down at our thighs. Who knew?

#MermaidThighs is the latest body-positivity trend to make a big splash on our Instagram feeds, and so far, it's been spreading some serious love to an area that's been unfairly pressured in the past (so long, "thigh gap"!).

Well, now we can all breathe a huge sigh of relief because letting your thighs cozy up to each other is officially all the rage — and the quickest way to live out your wildest mermaid dreams, according to some Instagram users.

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One woman showed off her mermaid thighs in all their glory while getting her daily swim on, of course.

"In case you didn't know, I'm part mermaid. #mermaidthighs #thinkthighssavelives," she captioned the photo.

If she's a mermaid, we're a mermaid.

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"If your thighs touch, you're one step closer to being a mermaid...#mermaidthighs."

It's like all of our prayers have been answered.


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And in perhaps the most inspiring #MermaidThighs post of all, one Instagram user got real about the healthy changes she plans on making in her life, all while proving that this new social media trend is teaching young girl's how important it is to love your body.

"There is, I believe, a difference in body positivity and saying you're proud of your body. There is always room for wise. I have thick thighs and a belly," she wrote. "But I am closer to being a mermaid by having my thighs touch."

"However, I plan on changing my life. I don't feel healthy anymore...I look at myself in the mirror and know my well-being would be better if I changed my lifestyle," she continued. "I'm not changing to become sexy or to change the number on the tag of my pants. I'm doing this to live my life in a healthy way."

If that doesn't take mermaid goals to a whole new level, we don't know what does.

Summer may be coming to an end, but let's hope that our #MermaidThighs are here to stay all year round.