It’s no secret that everyone needs a little pick-me-up now and then. Whether you’re feeling stressed out, exhausted, or straight-up unmotivated, it’s easy to get caught up in our everyday burdens. Luckily, sometimes all it takes to step out of that zone is to glance at something sweet or chucklesome.

If you think it’s time for some entertaining memes, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at Humans of Tumblr, an Instagram account documenting some of the best content from the site and sharing it with more than 32.9K of their followers. The creators of this page share humorous and wholesome pictures to show you that it’s not all bad.

Bored Panda has collected some of their best posts that reveal how a few funny images can help you cope with the stresses of life. So scroll down, get ready to smile, and upvote the pics you enjoyed the most!

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Robin vs The Crow

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8 months ago

Because I have an endless suply of housechores to do. I feel like Sisyphus

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The Humans of Tumblr website was launched in 2013 and since then, it has been posting memes and interactions from the site for people to enjoy. The creators of this project are very clear about their aims: “Our mission is to help people laugh, find entertainment from our content, and … take the time to relate to the fun and stressful situations we all go through in life.” 

Needless to say, Tumblr is a perfect site to witness some of the most entertaining memes, back and forth exchanges, and generally wholesome pictures that can brighten your day. Usually, when you stumble upon an interesting thread, you don’t know where it’s going and don’t expect things to take a surprising twist. Yet, it happens quite often. 

That’s why this site is appreciated by many—such surprises are what’s bringing humor and relief into our daily lives, and a lot of people think that it’s worth their time.

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Madison Feehan
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8 months ago

FACTS! At least masking is for a good cause!

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8 months ago

that expression says it all

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Speaking of jokes and memes, it seems that looking at a couple of funny images a day can improve your mood and general wellbeing. A study published in the Psychology of Popular Media journal revealed that memes helped people better cope with the everyday stresses of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers with Pennsylvania State University and the University of California Santa Barbara found that “viewing memes generated higher levels of positive emotions, which were positively related to COVID-19 coping efficacy.”

Researchers surveyed 748 people online to study whether viewing different comical photos influences emotions, anxiety, information processing, and the way they’re coping with the pandemic stress. The participants looked at a variety of memes and were asked to rate the cuteness, humor, their emotional response, and to report if these jokes made them think about COVID-19. 

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8 months ago

Perfect

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8 months ago

Good point

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Jessica Myrick, associate professor at Pennsylvania State University and the lead author of this study, is researching the psychology of how media messages can affect us. “As the pandemic dragged on, I got more and more interested in how people were using social media—and memes featuring cute and funny pics, in particular—as a way to think and communicate with others about life during a global pandemic,” she wrote.

The professor partnered up with a few colleagues and went through hundreds of real memes they found floating around social media. “We developed two pools of memes using the same images: One set had captions about COVID-19 and another set had captions unrelated to COVID-19.”

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A.J Milne
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8 months ago

reblogged!

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J. F.
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8 months ago

They look so worried, like asking "Is hooman OK?"

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Then they asked the participants to look at the images: “One group saw the COVID-19 memes, while a second group saw the memes not about COVID-19. A third group saw image-free plain text that summarized the general idea of the memes, but was not in the least bit funny.”

After that, people had to answer questions about how they felt at that particular moment. “People who viewed just three memes rated themselves … as calmer, more content and more amused compared with people who didn’t see the memes,” the author of the study explained. “For instance, people who saw memes scored, on average, a 4.71 on our positive emotions scale, compared with an average of 3.85 for those who did not see a meme.” 

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Madison Feehan
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8 months ago

My Mom thinks I've got both things going for me so, hey! 😊

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Madison Feehan
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8 months ago

I'd love to see this! 🐕🐕‍🦺

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Madison Feehan
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8 months ago

I need to find him and ask him to scratch my lotto ticket!

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So the research revealed that viewing comical images on social media gave a quick boost of positive emotions. However, the topic of the memes mattered. Those who saw COVID-19 related memes “rated themselves as less stressed about life during a global pandemic” and “reported thinking more deeply about the memes and their meaning.” 

“More information processing was related to more confidence in their abilities to handle pandemic-related stress,” Myrick explained. “It’s possible that exerting more effort thinking about the topic could lead to mentally rehearsing ways to cope with the related stress, instead of avoiding it entirely.”

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adiiantryx
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8 months ago

this is actually so smart

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GoodWolf
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8 months ago

I love this so much 😂

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8 months ago

I'm sorry but i noticed the username and i love that username-

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It seems that spending time on the internet or scrolling through your social media feeds is not always a waste of time as so many people think. It all depends on the content you’re watching and consuming. So take a break, look through what the Humans of Tumblr has to offer, and tackle your everyday stress with laughter.

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8 months ago

Also if it turns your finger green it means you're dying.

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Rhea.S🤍
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8 months ago

😂😂

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8 months ago

My heart. I love this.

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Madison Feehan
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8 months ago

C'mon Tumblr! Leaf them alone already. Just sit back at let the well... leaves fall where they may.

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8 months ago

Pokemon?

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EEF🤓
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8 months ago

I can confirm this is indeed customer service smile

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Mattewis88
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8 months ago

This is my cat, except they're both on my bed at 3am. FML

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Madison Feehan
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8 months ago

*Boop*

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8 months ago

This comment is my spirit animal

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8 months ago

You could shine colored lights at it then oooooo 😯

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Pisco
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8 months ago

Me: Has never watched a romcom or a xmas movie in netflix. Neflix: We recommend you this three super cheese xmas romcoms! Our algorithm is written by three drunk monkeys!

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8 months ago

"Self esteem" starts similiar

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Pisco
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8 months ago

I do wonder occasionally how many of my acquaintances have done things like abuse, rape or murder. Whats wrong with me?

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September
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8 months ago

Welsh isn't a choice, somw people are just born that way 😉

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8 months ago

Maybe he wants free

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Slick
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8 months ago

I heard the book was very poorly writent. But if this post is real, "poorly written" is a poor understatement.

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Madison Feehan
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8 months ago

I'm remembering this one.

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8 months ago

That is great :) Anybody can be abused and abusive.

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Pisco
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8 months ago (edited)

I hate how mamy useless things they teach kids in school when they leave out some very important ones. Like basic healthcare (antibiotics, some diseases, menstruation etc) (sex is always about condoms and stds not diseases or what is normal for a woman). Or informatics, which are crucial nowadays to do any job. We learned what Plato and Aristoteles tought thousands of years ago but never how to use basic excel.... Dont get me wrong, plato is interesting and I enjoyed it but its useless. Or things like the structure of vegetable tissues and types of rocks, which again is very interesting but usesless.

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Steffen Rehm
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8 months ago

Oh the disappointment in this one. You see fries, shovel them in your mouth like crazy (because, fries) and then wonder how the taste so weird.

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Madison Feehan
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8 months ago

Plot Twist: It's not your skin.

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Madison Feehan
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8 months ago

Blame it on brain freeze!

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me
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8 months ago

I WANT THIS

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Madison Feehan
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8 months ago

But I want a giant bed like this!

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Caro Caro
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8 months ago

WHAT?

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Sue Lynn Chan
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8 months ago

Stop! This is embarrassing

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Pisco
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8 months ago

Its called makeup and photoshop.

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Martin Thomsen
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8 months ago

Teaching!

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Nika De Beer
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8 months ago

Gives living on the edge a whole new meaning haha

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8 months ago

Worst video-game idea ever

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8 months ago

Same morons who think tampons are sex toys, and think women in showers gently caress their breasts, instead of, youknow, just trying to wash the boob sweat off.

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8 months ago

such a cheesy joke

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Centu Rionick
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8 months ago

How about income tax? Oh no wait... those guys don't play that game

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8 months ago

Pita Pocket.

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8 months ago

The mightiest of predators, the deadliest of reptiles, the most terrifying of them all! An empty roll of quicker picker-upper.

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8 months ago

Cringe

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