A man's love letter to his 'curvy' wife is going viral because...well...it is just so damn sweet.
Author Robbie Tripp posted the adorable message to his wife Sarah Tripp, who is a fashion blogger, praising her dimples, stretch marks and curves. Even if social media PDA usually makes you want to puke, this is so cute that you may just melt:
I love this woman and her curvy body. As a teenager, I was often teased by my friends for my attraction to girls on the thicker side, ones who were shorter and curvier, girls that the average (basic) bro might refer to as "chubby" or even "fat." Then, as I became a man and started to educate myself on issues such as feminism and how the media marginalizes women by portraying a very narrow and very specific standard of beauty (thin, tall, lean) I realized how many men have bought into that lie. For me, there is nothing sexier than this woman right here: thick thighs, big booty, cute little side roll, etc. Her shape and size won't be the one featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan but it's the one featured in my life and in my heart. There's nothing sexier to me than a woman who is both curvy and confident; this gorgeous girl I married fills out every inch of her jeans and is still the most beautiful one in the room. Guys, rethink what society has told you that you should desire. A real woman is not a porn star or a bikini mannequin or a movie character. She's real. She has beautiful stretch marks on her hips and cute little dimples on her booty. Girls, don't ever fool yourself by thinking you have to fit a certain mold to be loved and appreciated. There is a guy out there who is going to celebrate you for exactly who you are, someone who will love you like I love my Sarah.
And sure, women don't need their bodies validated by men, but this gushy letter from husband to wife is so personal and so sweet that it definitely gets a pass.
But hey, I wouldn't count on Cosmo omitting her from the cover just yet. Magazines are featuring much more body diversity within their pages nowadays, with models like Tess Holliday, Ashley Graham and Olivia Campbell popping up more than ever before. With Sarah's impeccable style, we wouldn't be surprised to see her in a magazine in the near future:
After getting a crazy outpouring of love, support and heart-eye emojis in response to the post, Robbie followed up with 'thank you' post on behalf of himself and Sarah.
WOW. That's the only word in the English language fitting for what's happened the last few days. After my last post about Sarah went viral here on Instagram and then on Facebook, it's now been picked up by @todayshow, @enews, @popsugar, and others. It's been incredible to see the reaction from my simple post celebrating my wife and her body. So much positivity and love have come from it. Seeing men from around the world tagging their girlfriend/wife and telling her how much they love her curvy body has been amazing. Thanks to each and every person who has commented and messaged us with your thoughtful words. It means the absolute world to us!