Life is a tough nut to crack, and no matter how much we want it to be easy, fun, and fair (to us!), the truth is that’s not always the case. Let's face it – humans are notorious embarrassment (and secondhand embarrassment) machines that, time to time, end up in the weirdest, most questionable and seriously cringey situations.

Some of those moments end up in this corner of Reddit that reminds us all, even the most successful human specimens, that we are… just hoomans. “Sad Cringe” describes itself as “a place for awkward or embarrassing situations that also make you feel sad,” and from its 1.3M members, you can see that people are clearly living for this kind of content.

Below we selected a new batch of the sad cringe moments shared on the group, and after you’re done, make sure to check out our previous features with more sad cringe posts here, here, and here.

#1

F's In The Chat For Poor Jeremy

F's In The Chat For Poor Jeremy

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Mad Dragon
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He finally found a mate and was able to produce offspring shortly before his death.

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#2

I Feel Pain

I Feel Pain

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Nathaniel
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

True Fact. Fortnite originated every phrase ever.

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#3

Any Other Caption And I Wouldn't Have Thought This Was A Sad Cringe Moment

Any Other Caption And I Wouldn't Have Thought This Was A Sad Cringe Moment

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Nathaniel
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think my IQ has dropped reading this thread.

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You called your teacher “mom.” Again. You slipped and fell at work in the middle of an important meeting. You… put your embarrassing scenario in and you will feel that heat wave coming on your cheeks, encompassing your heart, challenging your self-image, and shaking your dignity to its very core. It’s incredible how much we react to these seemingly insignificant situations; it’s part of what makes us humans.

Embarrassment is best described as an emotion dictated by a disconnect between how we feel we should respond or act in public and how we actually respond or act. We are most likely to be embarrassed when we believe we have not lived up to what society asks of us or when we are on the receiving end of undesired attention.

#4

Ouch

Ouch

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Luke Branwen
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or perhaps it's because he's a Nice Guy™ who feels entitled to sex for showing basic decency?

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#5

Man Tries To Get Two Lesbians To Marry Him And His Homie

Man Tries To Get Two Lesbians To Marry Him And His Homie

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Mad Dragon
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bad women for marrying for love! Thankfully there are these “able-bodied men” waiting in the wings who are willing to make you their “pretty wives.” *cringe*

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#6

My Friends Daughter Just Died ... Giveaway Time!!

My Friends Daughter Just Died ... Giveaway Time!!

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Sometimes, however, when these unfortunate and unpleasant situations multiply, you feel like the whole world is against you. In these moments, resilience and positivity are key, but these are skills many people still have to learn.

“There are days, weeks, months and even years when it seems like everything possible goes wrong. In my practice, sometimes my clients experience this, and we wind up joking that they are like Job, from the Old Testament,” Lise Deguire, a clinical psychologist and the author of multi-award winning book “Flashback Girl: Lessons on Resilience from a Burn Survivor” told Bored Panda.

#7

Unexpected Ending 😔

Unexpected Ending 😔

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#8

Dude, Take The Hint

Dude, Take The Hint

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#9

Over-Compensating

Over-Compensating

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Luke Branwen
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This guy: "I would respect those EL GEE BEE TEES if they didn't make it their entire personality and stopped shoving it down my throat!"

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And while sometimes life is like that, the good news is that there are ways to cope. “Maintaining a sense of humor is key, as well as maintaining a sense of perspective. Even many truly unfortunate people still have blessings in their lives,” Deguire explained.

Moreover, when we are miserable, we tend to focus repetitively on what has gone wrong. However, Deguire argues that it will improve your mood to turn your attention to what you do have. “Also, remember that life goes on. You won't always be unfortunate; it's a phase,” she added.

#10

Yeah No S**t

Yeah No S**t

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VonBlade
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You mean there aren't dozens of hot singles in my area? :D

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#11

This Is From A Meme Group I’m In. We’re All There To Share And Laugh And This Guy Shows Up

This Is From A Meme Group I’m In. We’re All There To Share And Laugh And This Guy Shows Up

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Having said that, the clinical psychologist agreed that it can certainly seem that some people are much unluckier than others. “Life can be random, and tragedies can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Still, we can make choices to improve our ‘luck,’” she said.

We can all get back control by choosing supportive friends, making time for the people we love, saving extra money for the future, and eating healthy foods... “all these are examples of ways we can improve our lives.”In the long run, it can seem like we are lucky to have good relationships, savings, and good health, but Deguire points out that it’s probably because we did little things to help us attain these blessings.

#13

Man Pays To Get Cheat On

Man Pays To Get Cheat On

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Madam Puddyfoot
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yikes. I hope the gf runs for the hills. This guy sounds scary controlling.

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#14

I Just Don't Really Know What To Say About This One

I Just Don't Really Know What To Say About This One

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#15

Found On Another Forum

Found On Another Forum

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#16

“Worst She Can Say Is No”

“Worst She Can Say Is No”

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Nathaniel
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a stone fruit, meaning it has a single seed surrounded by an outer fleshy fruit. That kind of date?

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#17

Doordash

Doordash

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BlueBree️‍️‍
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow that person's ex is a giant a-hole. It's their job mate, they aren't stalking you.

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#18

Three Years

Three Years

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#20

A Beautiful Romance

A Beautiful Romance

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Nathaniel
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am dating Natalie Portman, just so you guys know. She does not actually know this yet, I have not yet spoken to her, but these are just technicalities.

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#21

He Just Wants A Dominant GF, But He's Too Alpha

He Just Wants A Dominant GF, But He's Too Alpha

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#22

Redditor Gets A Job To Try To Get Laid With Coworkers

Redditor Gets A Job To Try To Get Laid With Coworkers

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KJ
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's like the women at hooters are there to earn a wage instead of having a special cuddle, hard to fathom.

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#23

They Did The “Math”

They Did The “Math”

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Nathaniel
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do you think this person might just be slightly fixated on sex?

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#24

"It Still Even Has Smell

"It Still Even Has Smell

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#25

From A Friend Of Mine

From A Friend Of Mine

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#26

Time To Rock Your World!

Time To Rock Your World!

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Aaron Kara
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Given the dates between his messages, this could be a practical joke.

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#27

Do You Remember Back In Early 2010's There's A Trend Where You Take A Picture Of Your Partner Holding Your Hand Leading You Somewhere? Years Ago Me And My High School Bros (Who's A Bunch Of Kissless Virgin) Decided To Fake One So We Can Post Them Once We're Back From Our Trip

Do You Remember Back In Early 2010's There's A Trend Where You Take A Picture Of Your Partner Holding Your Hand Leading You Somewhere? Years Ago Me And My High School Bros (Who's A Bunch Of Kissless Virgin) Decided To Fake One So We Can Post Them Once We're Back From Our Trip

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#28

Wife Wants A Sperm Donor Because Husband Is Too Short

Wife Wants A Sperm Donor Because Husband Is Too Short

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KJ
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yup, sure buddy, sounds like a totally genuine conversation, not an incels made up story.

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#29

Wow Just Wow

Wow Just Wow

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Vix Spiderthrust
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When you mistake telling on yourself for a sick burn

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#30

That Is Just Sad

That Is Just Sad

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KarenArt
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They charged a fan $130 for a picture and then ostracised him in it? That is terrible.

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