There is a group of bearded Newfoundland men wearing mermaid tails for an amazing cause.
The men are posing as “merb’ys” in a new 2018 calendar to raise money for a Newfoundland therapy service, CTV News reports.
Wearing their sparkly mermaid tails, the men took photos on the beach, at a barber shop, and in a pumpkin patch. So far, their efforts have garnered global attention with orders for the calendar reportedly coming in from all over the world.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club is behind the brilliant idea in an effort to raise money for Spirit Horse NL, a service that builds mental health and life skills for children and adults through riding and caring for horses.
The social media response has been overwhelmingly positive with several users — mostly women — expressing support and excitement for the project.
Finally, some good news https://t.co/4Vh9ztcTSL— Nikki Comma (@NikkiComma) November 9, 2017
Santa Baby, put this calendar under my tree! LOL. https://t.co/XbYTuaoYKJ— Canaca Guanaca (@CanacaGuanaca) November 8, 2017
Hmm. Mermen? But somehow it works. https://t.co/8B9zIjZqrx— CDN Naval Review (@CdnNavalReview) November 9, 2017
This is fantastic. I bet they had so much fun and all for a good cause. Way to go guys!— Katherine Gray (@KatherineDGray) November 7, 2017
Ohhh this is a beautiful thing .... can hardly wait !! 😉😉— Coco Alexander (@optimystics2012) November 8, 2017
While this philanthropic effort is unconventional, to say the least, its cleverness is undeniable. If they can kill two birds with one stone by putting a smile on people's faces and raising money for a good cause at the same time, then they have tapped into the true nature of giving.
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