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.

#1

This Boyfriend, Who Tried

This Boyfriend, Who Tried

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~hUmMuS vIbEs~
Community Member
2 months ago

Be honest but don't be brutally honest.

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#2

Oh Boy

Oh Boy

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renee brack
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm giggling out loud. There's something funny and sweet about being childish with a chatbot only to find out it's not a replicant but a real human. #peepeepoopoo-oopoopidoo

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#3

Ouch

Ouch

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Potatogamers2
Community Member
2 months ago

HAHAHAHA

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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.

#4

11yo Me After Winning A Trophy, Actively Being Bullied In The Background

11yo Me After Winning A Trophy, Actively Being Bullied In The Background

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Ross Keim
Community Member
2 months ago

F them, only trophy they prob ever saw was yours

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#5

Troy, Whose Life Isn't Quite Going As He Hoped

Troy, Whose Life Isn't Quite Going As He Hoped

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
2 months ago

You guys make 20 year plans? You guys plan an event and put it in your calendar 5 years in advance? Like ..... how you do that? I have no idea what I am going to do tomorrow, I wouldn;t dream planing something 5 years from now.

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#6

Sheesh

Sheesh

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SentimentAndBadJokes
Community Member
2 months ago

No need to rub it in...

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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.

#7

Savage

Savage

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Foodie panda
Community Member
2 months ago

ouch!!

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#8

42 Dollars...

42 Dollars...

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Michelle M
Community Member
2 months ago

That went South fast. Poor guy

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#9

That Feeling Is Contagious

That Feeling Is Contagious

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Marc
Community Member
2 months ago

Straight question, straight answer.

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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.”

#10

Sheeeeesh, Just Say No

Sheeeeesh, Just Say No

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
2 months ago

I would have the fake birthday dinner, invite her and the dude! :D

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#11

This (Not Actually) Best Friend

This (Not Actually) Best Friend

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

Teacher is playing with fire. Or stirring the pot 🤔

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#12

Ouchie

Ouchie

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Vicky Z
Community Member
2 months ago

Jeez when you want to pretend sick don't show up in the same place!

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#13

One Way Friendship

One Way Friendship

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Potatogamers2
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Well at least they didn't throw it out..I would've done that.

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#14

Poor Dude...

Poor Dude...

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J. F.
Community Member
2 months ago

Always hated partner or group work - My usual methode was to say that I do the project all on my own if nobody has something against that.

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#15

No One Came To His Party

No One Came To His Party

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Maria Schneider
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm feeling sorry 😞

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#16

‘But Thanks’

‘But Thanks’

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Michelle M
Community Member
2 months ago

It doesn't look like a face swap to me

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#17

The Fourth Boy

The Fourth Boy

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Airis Malfoy
Community Member
2 months ago

yep, and it hurts.

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#18

Unlucky Mate

Unlucky Mate

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
2 months ago

"yes, yes, for you, I'm all yours, babe" :)))

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#19

Ahh

Ahh

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River Webb
Community Member
2 months ago

thats stupid, she's a jerk

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#20

Don't You Know About The Bird? Everybody's Talking About The Bird

Don't You Know About The Bird? Everybody's Talking About The Bird

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Eslamala
Community Member
2 months ago

"have you heard?" and following with announcing someone's death is not only tacky, but seems more like a gossip type text.

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#21

F

F

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Danieletc
Community Member
2 months ago

Think that vaccinations work. Now.

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#22

Smooth Operator

Smooth Operator

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Maria Schneider
Community Member
2 months ago

GLUB means "I miss you" in Hawaiian language

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#23

The Truth Is Sad

The Truth Is Sad

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Potatogamers2
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to.

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#24

I Have Never Felt More Sorry For Someone Ever

I Have Never Felt More Sorry For Someone Ever

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troufaki13
Community Member
2 months ago

Leave her if you want kind-hearted kids

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#25

Yikes

Yikes

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Roxy Eastland
Community Member
2 months ago

Not respecting someone else's boundaries is *not* being a friend

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#26

Oof

Oof

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Life is ?
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I am not surprised with the answer.

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#27

Well That One Hurt

Well That One Hurt

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Airis Malfoy
Community Member
2 months ago

i am like...dumbfounded....

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#28

Christ

Christ

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Airis Malfoy
Community Member
2 months ago

this once happened to me... there was one particular aunt who was pissing me off, like asking me to change my DP and stuff, so i took a screen shot, and instead of sharing it to one of my cousins i am really close with, shared it to the annoying aunt with the caption : can this annoying person keep her opinions to herself... to make the matter worse, her number was saved as annoying aunt. i dont think she commented on anything else in the family group 👽👽👽

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#29

This Guy Who Was Literally Just Trying To Do His Schoolwork

This Guy Who Was Literally Just Trying To Do His Schoolwork

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River Webb
Community Member
2 months ago

people online can be cruel

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#30

Bruh Moment

Bruh Moment

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Wow, Valerie has a stick up her a**e.

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#31

Friend Of Mine Didn't Get The Reaction He Hoped For

Friend Of Mine Didn't Get The Reaction He Hoped For

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Marc
Community Member
2 months ago

Well, you conjured it up somehow. When you say something like that to someone, you probably expect a reaction, whether it's meant as a joke or seriously. You don't always conjure up the reaction you originally hoped for. You should know if you can bear the truth when you go on such a slippery slope.

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#32

Friend Of Mine Sent Me This....

Friend Of Mine Sent Me This....

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
2 months ago

I feel like this is sperm donor lady

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#33

My Tinder Sad Cringe

My Tinder Sad Cringe

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Thomas brennan
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, Graham is a super twat

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#34

Found For Sale At A Second Hand Store

Found For Sale At A Second Hand Store

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
2 months ago

Text is so long I fell asleep twice while trying to read it all.

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#35

No

No

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I I
Community Member
2 months ago

free movie ? hells yea

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#36

I Mean Atleast He Is There

I Mean Atleast He Is There

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TmKhr
Community Member
2 months ago

My wife would've destroyed me if I had played games while she was in labor. Pay attention and keep company if you're there. It's your baby too,

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#37

Facebook Never Disappoints

Facebook Never Disappoints

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Idan York
Community Member
2 months ago

This app makes you look so much worse. Being single is fine, but this is just sad.

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#38

No One Showed Up To The Speeding Dating Event

No One Showed Up To The Speeding Dating Event

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Mihai Mara
Community Member
2 months ago

They showed up. But it all was so fast you just could not see them

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#39

This Was Painful To Read

This Was Painful To Read

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Ted Expert
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't get it.

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#40

Must’ve Wanted A Different Game

Must’ve Wanted A Different Game

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Matheus Oliveira
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh, that was just Jamie’s final fantasy…

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#41

Yikes

Yikes

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I I
Community Member
2 months ago

damn , thats a shitty reply

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#42

The Time My Grandpa Tried To Mail Willie Nelson A Cd He Recorded And It Got Returned. I Feel Bad For Him...

The Time My Grandpa Tried To Mail Willie Nelson A Cd He Recorded And It Got Returned. I Feel Bad For Him...

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Marc
Community Member
2 months ago

I wouldn't be too sad about that. probably Willie was just in different skies. The man has smoked more green weed than the green hills of Ireland have to offer.

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#43

This Channel That Always Asked Stuff Like This And Never Gets Positive Responses

This Channel That Always Asked Stuff Like This And Never Gets Positive Responses

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
2 months ago

Well questions like that tend to backfire. Everybody upvote this comment!!!! Starting my stopwatch

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#44

A Short Story

A Short Story

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Diana Strassburg
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't get it

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#45

Everything Musk Go

Everything Musk Go

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Carmen Sandiego
Community Member
2 months ago

Musk you be so cringe?

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