These Men Are Wearing Mermaid Tails To Fundraise For Mental Health

The "Merb'ys" are taking photos in mermaid tails to raise money for a mental health service that builds life skills through riding and caring for horses.

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. 

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.

Banner/Thumbnail Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons, Horatop

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