The world has been really testing us the last couple of years, and it's easy to end up in a toxic news cycle, overexposing yourself to negativity. So in an attempt to remind you that life's not all bad, we at Bored Panda decided to show you the Facebook group 'Wholesome Memes.'

Yes, it's young even by the internet's standards (the group was created in April 2021), but this community already has 566,000 members posting everything that makes them happy, and has become a real safe haven where you can rest from infuriating headlines.

More info: Facebook

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IlovemydogShilo
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nobody is born a racist but can be taught to be as beautiful as this. Good parenting makes good people.

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We managed to get in touch with the creator of the group, Pritam Singh Rathore, and he was happy to tell us more about it.

"I started it because I want to spread positivity all around," Pritam explained to Bored Panada, adding that he has been working with social media in one way or another since around 2012, and this experience helps him run the project.

"The members are amazing, and they share awesome content, but the biggest topics, in my opinion, are animals and relationships," Pritam said, admitting that he also has other niche communities.

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Olivia
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OMG THIS IS SO WHOLESOME! You're such a great neighbour!

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Pritam also told us something very similar to what we've heard from the creator of 'Humans Of Marketplace' which is that Facebook itself makes it incredibly hard for the community to properly function.

"Managing the group, you and your admin/mod team have to be active all the time," he said. "A group on Facebook is totally different from a page because people might have malicious intent and litter the comments with abuse. That means people who are in charge of it have to spot and delete such comments before someone else does and reports it directly to Facebook or else the violation will be recorded."

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Alias Delfs
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It’s not a dumb post it’s a beautiful one now excuse me I need to cry a bit

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Fans didn't forget them..

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Pat Bond
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fenerbahce have paid tribute to famous fans Mumtaz Amca and Ihsan Teyze, who have both passed away in recent years, by placing cardboard cutouts of the couple at their seats. The pair rarely missed a game at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium during their years as fans before Mumtaz sadly passed away a few years ago, his wife Ihsan also died recently. When the club played behind closed doors, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, they were able to pay tribute to the pair. Their pictures have been made into cardboard cutouts and placed in the seats that they often took up to watch their team play.

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Taki Takanashi
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my god that's so cool! It's like when my father gave me a videogame console so my mom could rest a little bit and now I am a game developer.

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The same applies to posts. As you can imagine, when there are more than half a million members, the amount of content they want to share with each other is huge, but just a few slip-ups and the group is done.

"If you have approved a post and it then got removed by Facebook, your group might be at risk. 2 or 3 such violations will get it banned," Pritam said. Thus, at least one moderator must be online at any given time and make sure that everything is going according to policy.

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Alias Delfs
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Dog party is best party AND NO ONE CAN TELL ME OTHERWISE

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But groups like this are needed as mainstream media isn't always working in the best interest of its viewers. "Unfortunately, a lot of the news we consume today isn’t so much reporting as it is a way of keeping people addicted to the news cycle," said licensed psychologist Logan Jones, PsyD.

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Hedgeh og
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The neatness of a little fawn all folded up is simply exquisite 💛

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Since sensational headlines get more attention, Jones says media outlets often end up focusing on disaster reporting—and rarely any positive news.

"Consuming too much of this kind of news, whether actively or passively, can be very toxic, and what you hear has an impact on your mood."

Annie Miller, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, explained the process like this: when we experience a threat, our brain activates the fight or flight response, and the systems in our body react accordingly.

Consuming the news can activate the sympathetic nervous system, which causes our body to release stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. Then, when a crisis is happening, and we are experiencing this stress response more frequently, physical symptoms may arise.

This emotional toll and negative effect on the psyche was demonstrated in a study that found people who watched negative material, as compared to those who watched positive or neutral material, showed an increase in both anxious and sad moods after just 14 minutes of viewing television news bulletins and programs.

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And i was like WTF!!
Community Member
9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the opposite of a problem, now you can have double the pets and double the purrrrrrs

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IlovemydogShilo
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

TLC are looking into making a documentary series about this, Stay tuned.

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In addition to an increase in anxious and sad moods, the researchers also found the results to be consistent with the theories of worry that implicate a negative mood as a causal factor in facilitating worrisome thoughts.

So, thank you 'Wholesome Memes' for balancing out people's social media feed.

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Aly.J
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No, that's the perfect amount of wholesome.

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Alias Delfs
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The cat is vouching for them all now you must repay him

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Guinta
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aww, Keanu Reeves. The boyfriend of the internet. :D

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Ana white
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The roommate know when your sad🥺🥺

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Taki Takanashi
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's the only kind of backseat that is ok. So cute!

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GlassHalfWay
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Uhhh that's a bag of nugs in front of the cake. 😆

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Guinta
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9 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The first one looks like the polite cat meme ;D

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