Life can’t be constantly full of sunshine, daisies, rainbows, and cute cat pics. Life’s a very broad and varied thing and you can’t avoid a certain amount of sadness, pain, and awkward moments that later make you want to go live as a hermit in the woods.
The ‘Sad Cringe’ subreddit documents these exact moments. Moments that stay with you longer than your average meme because they’re all happy-go-lucky. They show the vulnerable (yet still at times funny) moments that we’ve all found ourselves in, one way or another.
Have a look through some of the saddest and most cringe moments below, upvote the ones that really made you pause for a bit, and once you’re done, check out our first article about r/sadcringe and the things that make you cringe until you get sad right here, dear Pandas.
Since our last article about the ‘Sad Cringe’ subreddit, their community had continued to grow by leaps and bounds. So while they had 882k members in late August 2020, now, in early July 2021, they’re boasting a whopping million redditors who have joined their community. Odds are, this trend will continue.
The online group, founded in 2013, also celebrated its 8th year of operating on Reddit in mid-spring.
11yo Me After Winning A Trophy, Actively Being Bullied In The Background
According to the subreddit’s mods, r/sadcringe is “a place for awkward or embarrassing situations that also make you feel sad.” They also note that the ‘sad’ part is all about how we feel when we see a particular post, not about “calling someone out” for being sad. In other words, the focus is on how you feel, dear Pandas.
Previously, moderator Niceboihappy shared with Bored Panda that the number of followers the subreddit had rose since the start of the Covid pandemic. However, the moderator also noted that the community was growing in size and how close-knit it was either way.
According to mod Niceboyhappy, if we ever got an unexpected response, similar to the ones featured on the subreddit, we ought to be “confident, but not too confident.” According to them, “for an unexpected response, it is probably best to just own it and make light of it.”