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These are officially the most popular GIFs of 2020

LOL IRL with Giphy’s round-up of the most used GIFs on its platform in this weird year

Anna Rahmanan
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Anna Rahmanan

End-of-year lists always bring along with them a bit of nostalgia, reminding us of the awesome things we saw, ate, did and spoke about during the previous few months. But given that we were virtually banned from doing, seeing and eating (out) throughout what feels like the entirety of 2020, all reporting concerning the past year incites a bit of sadness and a whole lot of anxiety.

And yet, we might have found the exception to that rule with Giphy’s list of the most-used GIFs of 2020, which – believe it or not – actually incited a giggle or two.

Just about everything that defined our ten-month-long global quarantine makes the list: from messages of gratefulness directed towards frontline workers to virtual hugs, Elmo’s happy dance and a call out to Billie Eilish's appearance at the BRIT awards.

Get ready to laugh, cry and take a sigh of relief while browsing through the most popular GIFs of 2020 right here. And remember: this, uh, memorable year is almost over.

Need a little more cheering? Check out our pick of the best comedy movies of all time.

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