This Was The Most Popular GIF Of 2017 And It Actually Sums Up How Fucking Terrible This Year Was

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What a year it’s been. If my Spotify Year in Review playlist can tell me anything, I spent most of 2017 crying and hating my life. But honestly, who didn’t???

Luckily, technology allowed us to express how terribly we felt about everything (and just how much this year sucks ass) through an artistic, nuanced platform: GIFs. And boy, did we use them.

According to a report by CNN, popular GIF-sharing app Tenor searched millions of GIFS people used to determine which was the most popular this year. And the winner is… blinking guy.

Not that any of us should be surprised, because this GIF literally sums up most of my reactions to things that happened this year. From current events to stupid shit written on the Internet to my own shit show of a life, this GIF has come in clutch more whole lot more than once.

Other popular gifs include “crying baby” at number 2, “excited Jonah Hill” at number 3, and “Sad Dre From Black-ish” at number 4.

Well if this ain’t my life in a set of GIFs, I don’t know what is. TC mark

Callie Byrnes

Callie is a professional Thought Catalog blogger by day and an amateur Tumblr blogger by night.

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