How Memes Were the Mood of 2020

Last Updated on January 13th, 2021 at 3:18 pm

memes of 2020

2020. I mean where to begin? But also, can it just be over already?

The world threw so many bad things at us the previous year, from a global pandemic and a worldwide racial reckoning to a fight for social justice and so on.

While our social lives changed to video chats and live-streams in our living rooms, there is one thing that brought us closer even if we couldn’t be together physically…memes.

Over 1 million posts mentioning “memes” are shared on Instagram each day. From memes that made us laugh out loud and shared straight into the group DM to the memes that made us feel seen and let us know we were all in this situation together. The previous year, 2020, more than ever before, memes kept us sane and helped us cope when we were six feet apart or more.

So this new year, we will take a look back at some of the most favorite memes of 2020.

Here’s to 2021…well, maybe?

Favorite Memes of 2020

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memes of 2020
memes of 2020
memes of 2020

‘Get you a woman that can do it all’

Days after her 74th birthday, our favorite ‘9 to 5’ heroine, Dolly Parton, took to Instagram to show us that she’s a woman that can do it all, posting a meme of her different social media platform looks – start a wonderful year of #challenges for all to take part in.

‘The last detail is really important, a good martini glass’

Even though it seemed like time was standing still – pop culture content did not stop. Celebs created hectic, meme-able moments for us all to obsess over.

‘I hope this email finds you well’

Sometimes when it comes to memes, there is no reason to ask why — it’s just funny.

My Plans vs. 2020

While 2020 didn’t follow our plans… moments of humor shined through the darkness this year. Of course, the internet had to highlight the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re thankful that it did.

There are 48 hours in a day and we thought about memes for, like, 46 of those hours

We laughed, we cringed, we binged Tiger King. Here, we listed some memes that we couldn’t live without.

‘I am once again asking you’

This election year was a really long trip – peaking with the slowest burn election WEEK in November. Luckily, meme creators chronicled the ups and downs.

‘More than a moment’ Black Lives Matter

Social media and activism have taken on meme-like formats as #BLM protests take over the streets and the internet. Creators used their platforms to educate on social movements and continue to fight for positive change in the world.

What a year 2020 turned out to be. Although we are all ready for a better start this new year, technically it isn’t over. We’re grateful for our thriving community and look forward to seeing more interesting memes in 2021.
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