They say a picture is worth a thousand words but when it comes to meme culture, you know exactly what each picture wants to tell you. Admit it, you’ve sent a couple of memes here and there to your friends as a reaction instead of replying with sentences. No need to be ashamed, it’s actually even more fun this way! Send pictures and GIFs that perfectly encapsulate your response just goes to show how we are getting more creative in expressing ourselves as a product of living in a digital era.
The meanings of each reaction meme are typically parallel with the actual scenario where the reaction was lifted from, but there are instances where these reactions take on a life of its own and be given new significance to fit the narrative of whoever posts them online. Either way, these memes are typically sent to other people as a comical alternative to answering questions with a written message. Sometimes, they are the most appropriate response especially if you’re simply running out of words.
Looking for the funniest reaction memes? Take a look at our list of 15 hilarious reaction memes!
Always remember: when in doubt, press X.
When things start to go wrong, you can’t help but take a deep breath and keep it all to yourself.
Math? = Absolute confusion
If you can’t stand to be in a conversation that’s too uncomfortable for you, Spongebob knows what to say.
Commonly seen in comment threads, you know it’s about to go down once you see Michael munching on some popcorn.
People who only bring negativity to your life need to see this sign.
When your friend tries to go back to her cheating ex and says her partner is a changed man, this is the best reaction.
There are some things that simply don’t make sense no matter how hard you look at it.
If an outcome is already expected but you’re still surprised regardless, this image of Pikachu is the perfect reaction.
If the word “appalled” was turned into an image, this is probably it.
Daenerys definitely knows how to give a passive-aggressive smile.
That face you make when you forget to take the chicken out of the freezer and Mom’s already home.
Got a promotion? Aced an exam? Reached your ideal weight? Raise your glass with Leo to celebrate your victories, no matter how big or small!
Hearing a memorable song from your teenage years after such a long time is best represented by this kid.
Nothing says “I’m so disappointed at you” better than Muhammad Sarim Akhtar and his iconic frown with both his hands on his hip.