20 Wholesome Memes You Can Feel Good About Laughing At

wholesome meme south park

Via reddit/Safetyfrank

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.

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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Positivity in Memes? What Is the World Coming To!

Wholesome meme coffee guy

Via reddit/theevilnerd42 

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."

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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!

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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


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


The wrong font choice can ruin 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 Welcomes You!

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.