25 Short People Memes That Prove the Struggle Is Real

A young child wants to be taller. Big things with becoming big.

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It's not always easy to look unique in a cookie cutter world. Once those awkward puberty years come and go and we finally stop growing, many people discover that their bodies have not turned out quite as they expected. Very tall people often wish they were slightly shorter so they can fit into vehicles and blend into crowds a bit more easily; short people tend to wish they were taller because they feel they don't get the same level of respect as taller folks. Basically, no one is ever happy, but we all learn to make the best of the cards we're dealt.

People who are under 5'5" congregate on Reddit's r/short to commiserate over people making rude remarks, dates shutting them down because of their height, and other funny yet infuriating aspects of being "fun sized." Here are a few of the funniest short people memes that anyone who's ever had to ask for a boost will find both relatable and hilarious.

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To Be Honest, She Deserved That

text showing guy getting rejected for being short

Via Reddit

Best comeback ever! That's one way to leave her laughing—and wishing she hadn't been so rude to this clearly funny potential date.

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Chin Up! All of them

short seal trying to keep his head above water

 Via Reddit

Somebody get this little guy some water wings. Maybe a floatie or two.

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They're Living Height Extenders

man holding child up to reach the top shelf

Via Facebook

He's been slacking off since the day he was born. It's about time someone put this kid to work!

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Every Mud Puddle Is a Leap of Faith

woman leaping over mountain crevice

 Via Slaplaughter

"Hey you guys, wait up!"

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Your Man on the Ground

dogs looking over and under a fence

Via Imgur

He's also performing an important duty. He'll crack the case by sniffing a single shoe! Officer Good Boi, at your service.

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Just Go With It

short man holding arm of tall man on subway

 Via Reddit

If this is the worst thing that happens to you on the subway, consider yourself very, very lucky.

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They Love That!

bad advice mallard duck advises telling short people they're short

Via theodysseyonline

Bad Advice Mallard says, "Pointing out someone's physical attributes is always a great ice-breaker when meeting new people. Give it a try sometime."

Let us know how that works out for ya'!

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It's Called Science, Look It Up

Penguins of Madagascar meme about short people

Via Reddit

You can't argue with that logic, even though we're highly dubious.

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I Prefer to Hover Ominously

Obvious Plant fake sign about appearing taller

Via Instagram

There's got to be an easier way. Who do I speak to about those torso extensions? (Answer: Jeff Wysaski of Obvious Plant!)

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Maybe I Need More Milk?

parents lie about milk making you tall

Via Reddit

Milk is good stuff, but it's not nearly as magical as our parents told us it was.

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Please Be More Specific

meme about women being picky over men's height

Via Reddit

Short guys need love too, darn it!

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He's the Real M.V.P.

tall person moved so that short person could see

Via Reddit 

Just a tiny bit of consideration can mean so much.

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Short Girl Problems: She's Got'Em

short girl wearing long leggings

Via Reddit

Doesn't everybody want leggings that can double as socks?

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She's Really "Ahead" of the Game

short woman with date's head cut off because he's tall

Via Reddit 

This is a next-level dating tactic! No Photoshop required for this ex removal.

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This Is Genius!

woman uses cardboard face on a stick to see over wall

 Via Reddit

We can think of so many cool uses for a cardboard head on a stick. Concerts, crowds, the D.M.V. You name it!

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That's Just Cruel

sign that short people can't reach

Via Reddit 

This is clearly a calculated move by some mean-spirited tall person.

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Doing the Deep Dive Into the Dryer

short person trying to get clothes out of tall dryer

Via Imgur

Why do they make those things so deep, anyway? They should come with a foot stool option.

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It Does Nothing!

short people problem: sun visor in car doesn't work

Via Someecards

Why even bother installing these useless items?

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Something Unnatural This Way Comes

zebra riding on a giraffe

Via Meme Center 

Grown adults loathe to ask their taller friends for a boost, and this is why.

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The Circle of Liiiife!

how to talk to short people comic

Via Cheezburger 

You just need to bring around a helper monkey to lift you up like Simba from "The Lion King" whenever you talk to a tall person. Simple as that.

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YoU'rE VeRy SmArT!

SpongeBob meme about short people

Via Cheezburger 

"Thank you for letting me know I am short. Literally no one has ever told me that before!"


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Tong Life Forever

using tongs to get cup from high shelf

Via Instagram 

Never leave home without a good pair of tongs!

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Money Baths for Everyone

girl in bathtub full of money

Via Cheezburger 

Why, though? Did you think we didn't know?

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Roll 'Em Up

short girl starter pack

Via Me Me 

Rolled up jeans and step stools. We didn't choose the short life; the short life chose us.

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Going to Six Flags Tomorrow

text message asking if you're over 48" tall

Via Twitter 

Just making sure!

Short folks, we love you! You're perfect just the way you are.