A mom has gone viral after she shared a TikTok video explaining how her daughter inspired her to step outside her comfort zone and wear a crop top.
Arielle, who goes by the username @mermaidmomarielle, posted the conversation that she had with her daughter in regards to body confidence.
In the video, Arielle explained that she was wearing a crop top when her daughter told that she "should wear that," something that Arielle would not usually do.
"So I was chatting with my daughter the other day and we were getting up and getting ready, and I usually sleep in crop tops, but I don't really wear them out," Arielle explains.
"And my daughter asked me, 'Oh that looks cute! You should wear that.' And I said, 'Oh, I don't know.'"
"Oh, it's because you don't like your body, right?" her daughter responded.
"I didn't want her to know that. So I wore the crop top. And all day I tried to compliment my own body and talk to myself out loud like how I would like her to talk to her body one day," Arielle said.
"I was not completely comfortable all day, to be honest. But I feel like I need to get myself there so that I can be the best parent to her."
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Alongside the video, she wrote: "They notice so much more than we realize" and people absolutely loved her honesty and perspective.
"Kids have no clue how much they motivate us to be our best selves. Hope she continues to inspire you," one TikTok user wrote.
"You are an amazing mom! Thank you for doing such a great thing for your daughter. For all our daughters," another added.
The video even prompted some people to share personal stories of their own.
"My mom used to say bad things about her body and as a kid, I thought she was BEAUTIFUL and didn't understand why. Yours probably feels the same," one person said.
It just goes to show how important it is to love ourselves as one day, our attitudes will be passed on to our very own children.