Merriam Webster dictionary defines a meme as an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture. And it’s no secret that they have become the unofficial fuel of the internet. From Bernie’s mittens and Pence’s fly to the year 2020 and the ship stuck in the Suez Canal, everything gets turned into a meme. And while they’re often fun and give us a much-needed cringe fix, sometimes they get a little harsh and cross the line.

But thanks to the Twitter page “Wholesome Memes” that aims at spreading positivity, we now have a feel good-only collection of some of the best memes out there. “We spread internet memes and images that promote health or well-being of body, mind and/or soul,” reads their description and their whopping 1.3M followers live by it.

And in a world savaged by the brutality of cold facts, sad news, and post-2020 blues that turned out to be no better than that cursed year itself, Wholesome Memes are more relevant than ever.

More info: WholesomeMemes.com | InstagramFacebook | Twitter

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Rose the Cook
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4 months ago

True.

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Antonia
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4 months ago

good for you! Congrats

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The internet can be a beautiful place, but it can also be a miserable, mean, fake place full of unwanted toxicity from people, directed at people, or it may come from the type of content itself. And memes, generally a fun meta way to communicate ideas online, can also sometimes turn sour.

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Antonia
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4 months ago

can't look at enough baby toucans...lol

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troufaki13
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4 months ago

Me too, Keanu. Me too...

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For example, according to The Verge, a new study funded by the European Union aimed to determine how influential these memes truly were, particularly in swaying the election. In examining over 160 million images from Twitter, Reddit, 4chan’s Politically Incorrect board (/pol/), and Gab, gathered between July 2016 and July 2017, researchers found that the most popular racist memes existed on fringe political channels like /pol/ and r/The_Donald, with the latter being the most effective at spreading racist memes to both alt-right and traditional websites.

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angie but who cares
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4 months ago

awwww

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Serial pacifist
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4 months ago

People so often don't appreciate the everyday gifts we get. Great reminder.

Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

That's so beautiful. I can just picture the overwhelming joy.

Emily Barnes
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4 months ago

IKR

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Blue of the yams
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4 months ago

Beautiful and touching! That being said, we need to all remember that deaf and hard of hearing people don't need fixing and shouldn't be pitied. But hooray for this person! I'm glad they got to experience this dream of theirs.

WolfDog
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4 months ago

EXACTLY. I am hearing impaired and I really dislike it when people pity me.

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IFXO
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4 months ago

so wholesome... i might or might not have shed a tear. guys, remember to be thankful for whatchu got 💪🔥

Donkey boi
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4 months ago

It's like that video of the toddler being given a hearing aid and hearing their mum's voice for the first time, the smile form that kid could bring world peace!

Teresa Thomas
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4 months ago

I get my first pair of hearing aids on Friday and I am both nervous and super excited for results

WolfDog
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4 months ago

you will get used to it eventually :) It's a lot like wearing earbuds with how it feels in your ears

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Ayia Grace
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4 months ago

I hope they're happy, I recommend to listen to fire crackling and/or water on the ocean.

Thembisa Shushu
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4 months ago

My mum was amazed at the sound of a dropped page. Jast the paper hitting the floor

Lolabean
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4 months ago

My Dad got hearing aids just before he turned 50. Working as a fire fighter for 25 years had damaged his hearing. He said it was the little things that fascinated him - the sound of the dishwasher, the ripping noise toilet paper makes, birds, hearing the sheep in the next field, the sound of rain. The biggest thing was he became so much more confident and talkative because he knew what we were all saying now (he has been subconsciously lip reading for a long time, and would always be silent at the dinner table because there were too many people to focus on to talk to). I think however he does find living close to an airport more annoying now!

Deceased Nemo
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4 months ago

This made me smile

Amy Jo Buchanan
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4 months ago

Amazing!

PrincessMeMe
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4 months ago

I shouldn't be reading this at #Vodka:30. I lost my health to Lupus at 33, so yea I get this!

Adam Francis
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4 months ago

same

Nyneva Kyte
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4 months ago

Oh man, wait til he hears Ode To Joy

danielw
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4 months ago

"My friends singing voice. I cried. No. it's just awful."- if I were his friend. I can't carry a tune to save my life.

Inge van Echelpoel
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4 months ago

Awesome! I cannot imagine how it feels but it must be great

Hollysmom
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4 months ago

Congratulations!!!!!

⭐Bean (they/them)⭐
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4 months ago

This is so beautiful and I almost cried. This post made me realise how lucky I am to have all the things I do!

Cain Hargreaves
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4 months ago

I knew of a kid who got new hearing aids like this. He heard the birds singing and asked "And they do that all day?!"

Sue User
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3 months ago

I remember watching a video with a guy that got those glasses for color blindness. He was loosing it. He was amazed at all the different colors.

MiaOokami
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4 months ago

That's so f*****g cute... My heart...

Holly Allen
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4 months ago

I'm not crying, you're crying

Stille20
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4 months ago

far away moo

A Random Panda
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4 months ago

Awww.

Iggy
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4 months ago

Awwwwwwwwww! That's wonderful!

Vicky Z
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4 months ago

The videos where babies hear for their first time their mum's voice with a hearing aid are always heartbreaking!!

infinite upvote
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4 months ago

;*)

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“These online pockets of hate speech help propagate alt-right memes by co-opting popular themes and images, like Pepe, for instance, by making racist rhetoric accessible and even fun. Memes were the Trojan horse that allowed the out-group to infiltrate and influence the in-group,” stated The Verge.

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Serial pacifist
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4 months ago

Bee buffet. Very nice.

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4 months ago

Spread some love for the haters. Their worst punishment.

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Fortunately, a big amount of viral images-turned-memes can open ways to positive, prosocial behaviors as well. But it vastly depends on the type of society we live in. “Memes are a reflection of our culture. They lead us to reexamine some of their own behavior,” suggests Rosanna Guadagno, a researcher at the Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford University.

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RiverStyxJix
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4 months ago

Precious.

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Birgit M
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4 months ago

Aaaawwwww!

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Since memes touch upon a relatable emotion or moment, it’s possible that on some occasions, if used in a negative setting, it becomes a wake-up call. “If you think [the meme’s message] reflects poorly on the people who engage in that behavior, you’ll choose not to engage in that behavior,” Guadagno explains.

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Dark Pearl
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4 months ago

He is!

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RiverStyxJix
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4 months ago

Awwwwwwwwwwww

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If we agree that memes are indeed the modern form of culture, we have to face the fact that this form is now inevitable. And it’s really upon us how we’d be using them and what ideas we’d be communicating with their help.

In such context, the Wholesome Memes page may seem more relevant than ever. The project serves as a great example of putting memes to a constructive use to share some much-needed feel-good emotion.

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Kristal
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4 months ago

This child is precious. Protect at all costs.

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ADHORTATOR
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4 months ago

Awww

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Raven Sheridan
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4 months ago

Encouragement we all need.

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Bettie-Jean Neal
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4 months ago

Looks good to me. Would have been nice if the one I tried to hug when I was a toddler didn't try to kill me instead of hugging back. B*stard.

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BananaJo
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4 months ago

fluffy but actually fluffy

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Serial pacifist
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4 months ago

Unlike politicians, who are supposed to be public servants, but people are nice to them and consider them their 'rulers'.

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ns
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4 months ago

Yessss!

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ADHORTATOR
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4 months ago

Got it, Dad!

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Rozanne Blignaut
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4 months ago

Nailed it! 10s across the board! For both! <3

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N G
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4 months ago

"Pitbull terriers were an entirely calm, centred and placid breed until they became the exclusive property of tattooed w*nkers called Darren" (Mitch Benn - one of his live shows. I might have gotten the name wrong)

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Caroline Nagel
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4 months ago

I do that more often than I like.

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IFXO
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4 months ago

Peace mousie, Peace ✌️

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Marianne
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4 months ago

What a sweetie!

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Raven Sheridan
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4 months ago

Santa was young once too!

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Linus Nilsson
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4 months ago

Ah, the good old "education beer"! I remember my music teacher always used to have one. He got fired when he stopped showing up for work though.

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troufaki13
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4 months ago

Aww!! I hope they ended up together and had a great life!

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Bettie-Jean Neal
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4 months ago

That's been one one silver lining of this pandemic. Getting to see newscasters' pets.

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Bettie-Jean Neal
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4 months ago

Smol.

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Nea
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4 months ago

Always and Forever!

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Bettie-Jean Neal
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4 months ago

Yup.

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Verena Gitterle
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4 months ago

Lucky guy!

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Bettie-Jean Neal
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4 months ago

A kitteh in a teddy bear costume. Yes, please.

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Bettie-Jean Neal
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4 months ago

This gave me a giggle.

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Yort
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4 months ago

More like, I search for a question, find someone asking the same question from 10 years ago, all the answers say to just google it, but the only google results are people telling the asker to google it.

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Sum Guy
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4 months ago

These people are godsent... It's hello at the beginning of the ride and the goodbye at the end of it all. perfect

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Antonia
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4 months ago

H2O, haha

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PeachthePan
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4 months ago

ding ding ding! this one helped me a lot <3

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Raven Sheridan
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4 months ago

I have been found worthy!

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sofacushionfort
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4 months ago

We admire those who "never met a stranger," and so should acknowledge that they never met a bore.

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Chrissy Neibarger
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4 months ago

Ouch. Hit me in the feels on this one.

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BananaJo
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4 months ago

you know...

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Ivo H
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4 months ago

Nothing's better than the same few playlists over and over again!

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Bettie-Jean Neal
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4 months ago

Yup! They don't call me Snow White for nothing.

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Bettie-Jean Neal
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4 months ago

That's so me. I know all my neighboring doggos' names, but have no idea their owners' names. I have full on conversations with the doggos without ever even looking at the owner, even though they're the ones answering my questions. My neighbors must think I'm nuts.

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troufaki13
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4 months ago

My cat is sleeping right beside me right now! ^.^

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Monty Is Fiennes
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4 months ago

Need this everyday..

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RiverStyxJix
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4 months ago

YES!!!!!!!!!

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Antonia
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4 months ago

I love the shoes!

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