20 Wholesome Memes You Can Feel Good About Laughing At

wholesome meme south park
Via reddit/Safetyfrank.
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Introducing Wholesome Memes

Wholesome meme coffee guy
Via reddit/theevilnerd42.

The concept of 'wholesome memes' is the jokey internet movement we've all been waiting for. This trend takes standard meme templates that are usually reserved for relatable yet snarky or self-deprecating humor but, instead, uses these macros to express kind-hearted sentiments promoting a positive self-image, self-love, and overall goodness in the world. An example of a Wholesome Meme would be using the Actual Advice Mallard meme to give honest, useful advice instead of the usual critical advice doled out by web denizens. Another kind of Wholesome Meme would be taking a photo from TV, movies, or your everyday life, and saying something sweet about it, rather than finding fault. 

Positivity in memes?! What is the world coming to?

The Wholesome Meme movement is gaining traction online, proving that our society is not too jaded to appreciate a good random moment of kindness. There's now an r/wholesomememes subreddit with close to 500,000 followers, plus popular Instagram and Facebook pages are popping up each day. According to r/wholesomememes, these are memes that "convey support, positivity, compassion, understanding, love, affection, and genuine friendship by re-contextualizing classic meme formats, and using them to display warmth and empathy."

Aww!

It's truly wonderful to see positivity and kindness going mainstream in this way! Here's a batch of wholesome memes that are guaranteed to make you smile, laugh, and most importantly, feel good. Enjoy!

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The Squirrel Knight Rises

squirrel meme
Via reddit/AffordableTimeTravel.

All hail brave Sir Squirrel!

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Look At This Sweetheart of a Brother/Uncle

wholesome meme - first impressions
Via @iris_elisabeth_ on Twitter and reddit/@MoonwalkerD.

"First impressions matter?" Is this the sweetest new uncle ever? We think he is.

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Spiders Are Bros

spiders paying rent
Via reddit/katematthew.

Makes you feel kind of guilty about squishing them every chance you get, doesn't it?

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Chris Traeger: The Face of Wholesomeness

Chris Traeger meme
Via reddit/savannahhouston.

The show may have ended years ago, but Rob Lowe's character from Parks and Recreation lives on in web memes! He is *literally* the nicest character ever featured on television.

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Cat Feets Make Everything Better

cat paws
Via @DrSmashlove and reddit/JavaReallySucks.

Just some fuzzy little cat paws. No big deal.

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Meet A Dad Who Just Discovered His Deep Fondness For Alpacas

alpaca dad
Via reddit/attackedbydinosaurs.

The look on his face, though!

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Kitten Lawyers Are Ready To Take Your Case

kitten lawyers
Via reddit/confusednarwhal1.

They're tough on criminals, but soft on everything else. Plus, who else is going to help Business Cat out of all those legal jams?

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That's Using Your Noggin

Don't cheat memes
Via Instagram/@wholesomememes.

Carlton knows. This actor was also responsible for one of the funniest and most awkward celebrity encounters ever documented! See it here.

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Teaching The Important Lessons

standup teacher
Via reddit/4th_DiM.

Haha, it's way too easy to impress some little kids! Others, though... not so much.

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This Just In!

good boy interview
Via reddit/ws_1234.

This is some hard-hitting investigative reporting right here! Call the news crew!

"Next up at 10, we probe further into the Missing Bone scandal that's rocked the dog park!"

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Terry Crews FTW

terry crews meme
Via reddit/albo_underhill.

In case it wasn't already obvious that actor Terry Crews is hilarious (watch his performances on TV's Brooklyn 99 and the movie Blended if you don't believe us), now the internet has further proof. Look at this guy! He's a national treasure.

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This Kid Is Going Places

kid food win
Via reddit/Optewe.

He's got a future in legal interpretation, we think. Maybe he can get an internship with the Kitten Lawyers some day.

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We Believe In You!

air support
Via reddit/neonmelt.

Now that's a good, solid pun. At ease, soldier.

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BFFs For Life

besties
Via reddit/albo_underhill.

Just look at these two happy BFFs. If this doesn't make you at least a little happy, please check your pulse.

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Bob Ross Knows What's Up

Bob Ross meme
Via reddit/tsto_legend.

Any branch can be a happy little branch if it has a friend.

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Who Me?

Shaq meme
Via reddit/larrim.

Yes, you! Shaq loves you, baby!

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The Consequences of Bad Handwriting

lemon demon comic
reddit/citizencupcake.

The wrong font choice can ruin anything! And we do mean anything.

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Canadia, Eh?

Canadian graffiti
Via reddit/WhatTheFork33.

In Canada, every meme is a wholesome meme. Now pass the maple syrup.

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Bender

Bender meme
Via reddit/King_of_the_Kobolds.

Wholesome memes are funny and make you feel good! Let's hope this trend sticks around for a long, long time.

Head on over to reddit and check out r/wholesomememes for more good vibes.