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If you browse the internet, you immediately realize that the craze about shopping at Walmart isn't precisely about groceries; it’s far from it. Known as the kind of hypermarket chain that targets all types of people, regardless of their social and economic status, it’s notorious for all kinds of interesting personalities spotted hanging around there.

There are numerous social media accounts dedicated to sharing the sightings of funny, crazy, and wholesome people of Walmart, and this online community, “People Of Walmart,” is one of them. With 503k members, it’s basically a treasure chest of some of the most interesting Walmart shoppers you don’t see often.

Below, we wrapped up some of the best pictures with People of Walmart, so scroll down below for pure amusement!

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An Example Of The Good People Of Wal-Mart

Man standing with a cart filled with plush toys

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Walmart Employee Spreading Cheer

Walmart Employee posing with different items

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

😁The only one she is smiling in is the one with the Trojans!! Love it

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The Quirky Side of Walmart

The internet is notorious for miscellaneous content. One such example is the everlasting phenomenon known as “People of Walmart.” Ever since the original website by the same name appeared sometime around 2009, it has become a bona fide repository of Americana, the un-airbrushed view of real people and genuine characters who don’t ever end up on magazine covers.

But they sometimes make headlines. Quoting this decade-old NPR opinion piece “Is Walmart A Magnet For American Mayhem?” the dispatches from the field in 2011 followed: “A customer was nabbed by police for sampling raw meat at a Walmart in Pennsylvania. A woman said she had an encounter with a bat at a Walmart in Minnesota. A family of five was living in a car at a Walmart in Florida. A girl had a run-in with a monkey at a Walmart in Missouri. A man was caught in flagrante delicto at a Walmart in Louisiana. And that is just in the past few weeks.” You can see how Walmart became a sort of Wonderland calling to the adventurous spirits.

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#4

Little Boy At Walmart Praying In Front Of A Missing Children Sign

Little boy kneeling and praying

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#6

I Wish We Had Walmarts In Europe

Man watering plants

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The Walmart Effect—The Other Side of The Coin

The phenomenon was also spotted by The Wall Street Journal, where Miguel Bustillo explained it in “Today’s Special at Wal-Mart: Something Weird”: “Almost any imaginable aspect of American life can and does take place inside Wal-Mart stores, from births to marriages to deaths. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin once officiated a wedding at the Wal-Mart in her hometown of Wasilla.”

“People Of Walmart” proved to be excellent entertainment for the internet and social media. Today, more than ten years after it emerged, the fascination with it is stronger than ever. Created around the time the phenomenon occurred, the subreddit People Of Walmart follows the legacy of many online accounts and groups, and websites dedicated to the weird, wholesome, and unique shoppers spotted in the hypermarket.

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#9

Wholesome

Smiling Walmart employee

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That test is ridiculous. Most Americans couldn't pass it. But congratulations!!! I am proud as well

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Why is “People of Walmart” Popular?

Bored Panda reached out to Lina Survila, co-founder of The Joy Of, who shared some thoughts about the root of our fascination with the People of Walmart. “Life happens in the weirdest places. People have a history of documenting things that don't make sense or make us gasp every time. Not long ago, people shared some unusual happenings that might confirm UFOs’ existence, think of crazy happenings in the sky or their backyard,” she said.

“Today, simple things raise so many questions, and people are drawn to document them. Well, the Walmart people project captures perfect moments that amaze, scare, or intrigue others,” Lina said. “It’s so appealing to watch other people and make backstories about how they ended up in the craziest situations. And a shopping store is a perfect place to do that.”

#11

I Do Not Know If This Fits, But Jesus Christ, What?!

Funny tweet

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#12

Just Another Day At Walmart

funny tweet

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Why Are Walmart Shoppers So Strange?

By looking at the pictures of a bunch of unusual and intriguing people spotted in Walmart, in our minds, we aim to articulate what we see and find reasons why. Lina argues that “we let our imagination run wild when we see an unusual situation and more often create an unbelievable story about ‘what the hell just happened here.’” It’s all part of the game, and getting obsessed is easy.

#14

When You Need To Update Your Wardrobe Because Fall Is Coming Up

Two people in a blue suit looking at a brown suit

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Most of the time I love that people are weird, but sometimes it's just like... damn.

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#15

Seen This On Fb

Person with saggy pants looking for a belt

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nope, they think they look incredibly "gangsta" with their pants on their knees. Little do they know about the true meaning of sagging pants. https://yourblackworld.net/2018/03/01/sagging-pants-origin-worse-think/

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Does Walmart Have Fake Shoppers?

It’s easy to think that all these weirdos and wholesome people are paid actors. After all, any marketing is good for such a powerful company. However, the majority of weird Walmart shoppers are as real as any other person. Every Walmart shopper meme you see is based on a real person.

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Shopping In An Nc Walmart Right Now And This Man Has A Live Possum On His Shoulder

Man with a Possum on his shoulder

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How Many Shoppers Does Walmart Have?

With around 2 million workers, Walmart shoppers reach millions in numbers. How much, to be precise? According to Demandsage, about 37 million customers visit Walmart shops worldwide daily. That’s 230 million weekly. With so many different individuals coming in, it’s no wonder how so many Walmart pics of shoppers became popular and memorable.

#19

Not Playing With That Six Foot Rule

Woman with face mask and a not attached on her back

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Been there, dude jumped in line in front of me to ask about a coupon. No mask back in 2020. The sings were up and the 6ft rule was in place but while I was checking out he asks about a damn coupon. Completely oblivious.

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#23

The Police Followed Them To The Hospital, And Walmart Will Be Pressing Charges

Funny text message

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#24

Someone Put Ham From Toy Story In The Ham

Pig toy in a meat department

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#26

There Are 2 Types Of People In The World

Person standing with a cart filled with water and toilet paper

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#27

Is... Is This What These Are For?

Man showing his baby to a security camera

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For kids, yes they are. My son spotted himself on one of those screens so started dancing

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#30

Some Nice People Shopping With Their Birds

People carries two cages with parrots inside

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#32

Am I Allowed To Post The Good People Of Walmart Too?

Boy talking to a Santa in Walmart

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#33

My Cat On Its Way To Walmart

Cat in an electric wheelchair

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#34

Great Job Sam!

Woman standing and smiling

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#35

Not Pictured Is The Guy Standing Behind Me That Continuously Kept Saying “I Don’t F**k With No Dragons Man”

Man with a Comodo dragon on his shoulders

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have seen more than one dude over 50 in Walmart with one of these bad boys (or girls!) riding their shoulder.

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#37

Just A Nibble

Green bar of soap with a bite mark

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why in the world would someone think this is a good idea and / or acceptable behavior.

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#38

Bread Knee Pads Must Be A Thing

Man kneeling on three bread packs in the store

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In the Netherlands the bread would be waiting at the cashregister for her. And she'd pay for it.

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#39

Walmart: The Fashion Frontline

Person with weird cut of jeans standing near a cash register

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#40

You've Yee'd Your Last Haw

Dressed up man with weird shoes in a Christmas decoration isle

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is actually a Latino subculture. This guy is dressed for a Mexican Rave. He's going to dance all night in that outfit to Mexican trance music. It's called tribal guarachero and it's a thing. Don't Judge.

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#41

Grandmas Of Walmart

Grandma with an anime t-shirt and pants

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1 year ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

so? its just a hoodie with a bunch of girls at dentist appointments

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#42

Brooms Of Walmart

Multiple brooms with stood up in cleaning isle

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I half expect to see buckets sitting next to them in imitation of Fantasia.

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#43

Let Me Just Pop On My 12 Inch Heels And Head On Down To Walmart

Woman pushing a cart with extremely high high heel shoes

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#45

A Maserati With Black Suede In The Parking Lot Of A Walmart

Black and gold Maserati in a Walmart's parking lot

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#46

An Empty Cart-Rack Seems Appropriate Today...

Small white car parked in an empty cart-rack

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#47

Dude Just Sat Right On The Sausages To Take A Breather...

Man sitting in a meat isle talking to a boy

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#48

How Many Suspenders Does One Man Need?!

Man standing with a cart many suspenders on his pants

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#50

“This Is Not Style. This Is Stupidity"

Woman with a cart in a meat isle with a funny poster on her back

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Note: this post originally had 89 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.