Most of us can agree that 2016 hasn’t been the best of years, but if there’s anything that has got us through it, it’s been the high quality memes.
Here are some of the most viral and memorable memes that had the internet rejoicing this year.
1. Arthur Fist
This is a meme with endless opportunities. Every day, someone thought of a new caption for this that was equally as hilarious as the last. One of the essential qualities of a great meme is versatility, and Arthur’s fist definitely has that.
2. Caveman Spongebob
Caveman Spongebob is the perfect reaction photo for so many situations. Whether you are confused, surprised, or angry, Caveman Spongebob can help you accurately express your emotions.
3. Dat Boi
Yeah, this meme makes absolutely no sense, but the ridiculousness of it is enough to make anyone laugh.
4. Mr. Krabs Blur
Spongebob supplied us with yet another useful meme this year, this time in the form of a very panicked Mr. Krabs. Once again, a very versatile meme that can satisfy a variety of meme needs.
5. Skai Jackson
Skai Jackson is known for acting on the Disney Channel, but she is also responsible for this meme. The great thing about this one is that it was just supposed to be a normal photo, but the internet turned it into something even better. Thanks internet.
6. Bernie or Hillary
When Bernie and Hillary were still competing to fill the spot of the democratic nominee for president, this meme was in full swing. It features various “issues” where Hillary always gives a really lame answer, while Bernie has a more pleasing one. The opportunities with this meme are endless.
This one is going to have to take the crown for the most overused meme of 2016. Even months after Harambe’s death, the nation was still mourning him via photos with witty captions. You may be sick of this one, but you’re sure as hell not going to forget it.
8. Joe Biden
This is a relatively new one, but it is spreading rapidly throughout social media. This meme features Joe Biden saying inappropriate things, usually while everyone else looks very disappointed. I hope these memes continue to be produced for the rest of Obama’s term.
9. Calculating Mathematics Lady
I don’t know if anyone knows what the official title is for this meme, but nevertheless it is very useful. A situation doesn’t make sense? No need to use words, just insert this picture. It’ll get the point across just as well.
10. Evil Kermit
This is the meme that is currently taking the internet by storm. It’s probably one of the most relatable things out there right now, as everyone has that evil inner voice that tells them to make less than satisfactory decisions.
So, forget about how awful this year has been, and just remember all the memes that brought you joy in 2016.