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In exchange, the Girls star and writer has promised to donate $1 for each comment posted during the next week to Friendly House LA, a care home for recovering female addicts.
“Any negativity that comes your way is just an excuse to love yourself even more, right? “ Dunham’s caption begins. “Comment below with a reason you love yourself. I’ll go first: I’m a sober accountable adult who still loves to get naked. Okay, GO!”
In just 14 hours, the 33-year-old’s post has garnered more than 25,700 comments from fans and fellow celebrities sharing honest and empowering messages about self-love.
Actor Rumer Willis wrote: “I love myself for my resolute loyalty. My tender heart and my compassion and empathy for others....oh and the tiny freckle on my toe.”
Model Tess Holliday added: “I love myself because it’s the greatest love I’ve ever known. I love my soft body, tender heart, resilience & courage to keep going.”
Several male celebrities also left comments, including British actor Orlando Bloom.
Any negativity that comes your way is just an excuse to love yourself even more, right? Comment below with a reason you love yourself. I’ll go first: I’m a sober accountable adult who still loves to get naked. Okay, GO! For every comment in the next week, I’ll be donating a dollar to @FriendlyHouseLA, a residential program for women recovering from substance and alcohol addiction. So guys, be liberal with your self-praise…💵
A post shared by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on May 29, 2019 at 10:26am PDT
“You’re a genius!,” the Pirates of the Caribbean star wrote. “I’m a recovering- impulsive risk taker – I love my sincere and sometimes too sensitive heart.”
Bloom was followed by 13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman, who wrote: “I’m a sober responsible loving person who will always pickup the phone and show up for people.”
Other well-known commenters on Dunham’s post include actor Emma Roberts, model Daisy Lowe and activist Scarlett Curtis.
The post hasn’t even been up for a full day but we suspect there’s much more self-love wisdom to come.