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27 Wholesome Memes That Prove the Internet Isn't All Bad

These squeaky clean memes will melt your heart.

Not all memes are safe for work or appropriate for all ages. And yes, a lot of them deal in dark and/or dirty humor. You may also assume that most funny memes are sarcastic, if not those other things. But we're here to tell you that genuine, sincere, wholesome memes are some of the best memes on the entire internet. These jokes are squeaky clean and so relatable, highlighting some of the best and most common experiences a regular person can have. So scroll on for our favorite wholesome memes of all time and be sure to share your favorites with your friends.

This meme about missing your bestie

Photo of cat cuddling up to person with the caption, "When you're waiting for your favorite person and you finally see them."

The pandemic has us all feeling this one. Being apart is the worst, but at least we have some teary reunions to look forward to.

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This relatable meme about something everyone does

"Me: tip toeing on the freshly mopped floor to show how sorry I am for walking all over it." "The janitor:" With photo of man smiling

Try it. Just try to walk across a floor someone is cleaning without doing that apologetic silly walk.

This meme about being known

Cartoon of crying SpongeBob holding a notebook with a heart, captioned, "When someone remembers a small detail about you."

Whether it's a friend or someone you're dating, it's the best compliment to have them remember the little things. It means they're really paying attention and care about you.

This meme about the best part of waking up

Screenshot of Jim Halpert from The Office looking happily surprised with the caption, "When you do something really bad in a dream but then you wake up and realize it's all fine."

No need to apologize when you only transgressed in a dream.

These cat-themed meme about the power of a grandma's words

Photos of real lions and photos of a kitten in a lion costume with the captions, "How my grandma says I look" and "me."

What are grandmas for if not to hype you up?

This royals meme about a quick ride

Queen Elizabeth knighting a man with the captions, "Me, an introvert." and "the Uber driver who didn't talk the entire ride."

For a quiet person, there are few prospects as scary as being stuck in a car with a stranger who may want to chat. Five stars to every driver who can sense that you're not into it.

This meme about supporting public television

"PBS kids show: this program in part is brought to you by viewers like you...thank you." "4 year old me:" with screenshot of Brienne smiling in Game of Thrones

Start 'em young!

This Toy Story meme about being a younger sibling

Screenshot of Woody and Forky from Toy Story 4 with the captions, "My older boy walking me to school so mom could sleep in." and "6 years old me."

If you have older siblings, you probably remember them having a hand in raising you too. Pretty cool to have a built-in friend and babysitter.

This meme about patient friends

Cartoon of Tom & Jerry with caption "Me telling my friend the thing I have already told him many times." and "My friend listening with interest."

Look, it's not easy to remember who you've told what, especially as you get older. The best friends are the ones who let you repeat stories without commenting on it (or finishing them for you).

This meme about dads being dads

Crying cat meme with the caption, "Me when my dad is texting using emojis just because he wants to relate to me."

Emojis are out now, right? Is that what Gen Z wants us to know? Regardless, this meme says that the younger generation sees and appreciates it when you try to get on their level.

This adorable Disney dog meme

Dog meeting Pluto

This pet is meeting a real celebrity, and he knows it.

This meme about returning compliments

"No u" meme

The only thing better than getting a compliment is giving one. Make someone's day today!

This hedgehog, who's a huge fan

Cute hedgehog picture with caption "Just in case no one told you today: You're awesome."

Need an extra push today? This little guy has got you.

This guy, who's still hoping for the best

School picture meme with caption "Has a lot of bad luck, doesn't let it get him down."

We could all use a little optimism after a terrible year. Let this guy remind you that the future is brighter.

This meme about sharing with friends

Photo of Harry Styles crying with the caption, "Teacher: If you have 12 apples and you give your friend 6, what do you have? Me (through tears): A friend."

Granted, it's hard to concentrate on math when you're busy thinking about how much you love your friends.

This creative parakeet

Photos of a parakeet wearing the bell in his cage as a hat

This chirpy little guy found another use for the bell in his cage. Let this be a reminder to think outside the box, because you may not even realize all the resources you already have.

This meme about helpful dads

Spongebob meme with a dad trying to fix a kid's broken toy

They may not always have gotten it right, but having a dad who wanted to fix your beloved toys for you was way more important than the toys themselves.

This grandpa, who loves memes

Photo of seniors holding printed pictures with caption "Showed my grandpa memes and he loved them so much he printed them off for his friends."

Who says you need a Twitter or a Reddit to spread some meme love? This old-school meme lover went about things a different way, and it's so pure.

These lovebirds, who know what's really important

Two lovebirds in tiny blankets with LED candles, caption reads: "When ur candles are fake but it's ok bc ur love keeps you warm."

It's not where you are but who you're with that really matters.

This duckling, who says it's fine to take a break

Photo of angry duckling with caption "Feeling super bad about yourself for being lazy/unproductive on low mental health days" and photo of happy duckling with caption, "Acknowledging that you're trying your best and that it's perfectly okay to take a break when feeing unmotivated."

Especially when things are so tough, it's extremely important to give yourself space to rest and to not feel great! Do what you can and don't beat yourself up. Everybody deserves a break!

This grandfather and his cat, who have a standing date

Senior man with cat on his lap captioned, "My grandfather just informed me that he has a 'cocktail hour' every day with his cat where they each have a glass of milk at the table."

Taking little steps to make a regular day feel special can do wonders for your mood. The ritual this guy shares with his best friend is one idea we may steal.

This sweet meme about grade school wins

Photo of cat being pet on the head with the caption "2nd graders when they get their homework back and there's a smelly sticker on it cause they did good."

There's nothing like the satisfaction of a job well done, especially if it smells like strawberries when you scratch and sniff it.

This meme about how good it feels to be there for your friends

Cartoon of man with cloak full of sundials with the caption, "When my friends ask if I have time to talk about their problems."

Even if you can't solve your friends' problems for them, they'll always love you for listening to them.

This meme about the joy of memes

Kermit sipping tea with the caption "Having a cup of tea while reading the newest memes. Now that's wholesome."

The news will be there when you're done. Take time to smell the roses and catch up on the memes.

This meme about how great moms are

Dog hugging another dog with the captions, "Me when I'm stressed." and "My mom."

A mother's hug may not be able to fix everything, but it sure goes a long way.

This meme about mutual support

Dog licking woman with caption "Me telling my sad friend how important they are and how much they matter" and photo of woman licking dog with the caption "My friend, now cheered up and full of love, returning the kindness even stronger."

When you're kind to someone, chances are, they'll pay it forward.

This self-esteem-building Spider-Man meme

Cartoon Spider-Man taking a photo with the caption, "Me taking a picture of the coolest person I've seen today."

If your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man thinks you're cool, then who is anyone (including you!) to argue?

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