And it seems its ability to mesmerise is powerful beyond belief as today’s viral obsession is a trio of Avatar babies.
Earlier this week, a video appeared on Instagram which shows a human hand repositioning three sleeping blue infants.
Because of their incredibly lifelike appearances and obvious link to a famous movie, the coloured triplets have since garnered huge attention online as social media users continue to question the possibility that they are in some way human.
I thought thy were real babies painted to look like avatar https://t.co/aThFj6OX8m
— k!kuye (@kikachu__) November 1, 2016
is this real babies dressed as avatars um or just weird baby avatar toys https://t.co/FvMUc4ALt7
— butthead (@trill_valerie_) November 1, 2016
I truly believe the government found these real avatar babies and took their DNA and slaughtered them and now selling silicone for $$ pic.twitter.com/X98NVoAE4I
— itachi uchiha (@foreighnLOOKS) November 3, 2016
This is cruel… not because it involves forced dressing up of babies but because of the film choice. Avatar is an awful, awful movie. https://t.co/4M13MehJJ1
— Chris Creegan (@SkyChrisCreegan) November 3, 2016
Since making their way onto Twitter, the Avatars have been described as “nightmare fuel”, “sooo bloody cute” and pretty much everything in between.
Those silicone avatar babies are fucking nightmare fuel.
— mellanie b (@saturn_ascends) November 3, 2016
Those avatar babies are so cute I'm gonna die
— jaspreet (@jasprxxt) November 3, 2016
Two things that need to stop on instagram
1) turning your babies into avatar characters
2) rainbow highlighter tutorials
— . (@_badkidmadcity) November 3, 2016
GET YOUR SILICONE AVATAR BABIES OUT OF MY FACE
— immi (s/h) (@imhiminho) November 3, 2016
I want 1 of them avatar babies like I'd treat it like a real child lol
— Muva (@BadGalRobynnn_) November 3, 2016
How much cuter are them avatar babies than real ones I'd have 100
— Charlotte Cruddas (@cruddzyC) November 3, 2016
As it turns out, the triplets are made out of silicon, can be bought online and retail for a massive €1,800.