The 25 Funniest Memes and Gifs of 2016

Let's not kid ourselves, there were some pretty trying moments in 2016. Thank the internet gods for the bounty of hilarious pop culture inspired memes and gifs to get us through. What was life like before them? We can't say we recall. Crack up all over again while you check out this year's gems from twitter and instagram!

Joslyn Winkfield Dec, 23, 2016

1 of 25 Instagram

Me versus inner me...daily.

2 of 25 Giphy

Whoever pulled this gem from mother Shirley's gospel revival archives struck Thanksgiving gold.

3 of 25 Twitter

Can't...breathe...laughing...too hard.

4 of 25 J. Cole

Album cover, phone background, viral meme, you name it!

5 of 25 Twitter

For when you just can't take it anymore.

6 of 25 Instagram

Anything with this adorable little guy's face on it was gold.

7 of 25 Twitter

The number of best friend memes created from this moment at the Rio Olympics is endless

8 of 25 Twitter

No photo expresses this feeling better!

9 of 25 Giphy

Real tears...

10 of 25 Twitter

Move over Arthur, Francine hitting that high note was everything.

11 of 25 Twitter

Ok, now this was actually a very sweet moment when Ellen received a medal from President Obama. But the memes that followed? **crying face emoji**

12 of 25 Giphy

For when it was all too much.

13 of 25 Giphy

We need more time to process.

14 of 25 Twitter

Um, what ?

15 of 25 Instagram

We'll wait.

16 of 25 Giphy

Have several seats.

17 of 25 Instagram

Literally ANY time there was a chance to use this face, we did.

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Adorable AND hilarious.

19 of 25 Giphy

Those eyes...

20 of 25 Twitter

Because we always needed a side eye meme on deck.

21 of 25 Getty

Such disgust, such confusion...

22 of 25 giphy

For when you're queen of everything.

23 of 25 Twitter

When 2016 tried it yet again...

24 of 25 Twitter

We're not sure who found all the gems from the 'Arthur' cartoon series, but we thank them profusely.

25 of 25 Twitter

Finally, a photo to go with all our imaginary conversations.