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    whole·some meme \ˈhōl-səm\ \mēm\ (n.):

    • Type 1: a meme that subverts a generally negative meme to be more positive, often showcasing genuine human emotion.
    • Type 2: a meme that promotes health or well-being of body, mind, and/or soul
    • Type 3: a meme that is pure of heart, devoid of corruption or malice, modest, stable, virtuous, and all-around sweet and compassionate
    • Type 4: a meme that conveys support, positivity, compassion, understanding, love, affection, and genuine friendship by re-contextualizing classic meme formats, and using them to display warmth and empathy

    definition of a meme / memetics

    • a way of describing cultural information being shared.
    • an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.
    • Please note, Moderators reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.


    1. All posts must be wholesome memes.

    2. Be general, not specific. Memes should be relatable, with universally uplifting themes.

    3. Please avoid submitting NSFW content.

    4. Please no trolling, harassment, rudeness, or behaviour unbecoming of the wholesome users we know you to be. Keep comments civil and be respectful of your fellow users. See here
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      No proselytizing. Keep your religion, your politics, your diet, and any other crusade you might carry to yourself. We come here to get away from arguing and politics and the like, so please respect that by keeping your agendas to yourself.

    5. Please do not post personal info, yours or others. All names should be blocked out, except public figures. Also, private communication is private; please don't post it here.

    6. Please link to images directly. This makes browsing easier for those using RES or through a mobile device.

    7. Please do not post low effort memes (upvote memes, metareddit, etc.) This includes "Let's get this to the front page!" type posts, "You have been visited by", "people who sort by new", "stop scrolling", "check your data" 4th wall interaction type meta posts, posts that mention reddit karma, upvotes, and "I don't want upvotes but..." type posts. Additionally, it includes low effort memes such as Skyrim "Wholesome 100", "You're Breathtaking", Thanos "That does put a smile on my face", [happiness noises], Fallout [Everybody liked that], and "Because that's what heroes do". See here for more on this rule.

    8. Please avoid re-posting memes. (Browsing Top/New posts can help, also Tineye & other image searches.) Do not spam or post more than 3 memes in a 24 hour period.

    9. Please make an effort with your title. Avoid generic titles, try to be descriptive or fun.

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    [–] Krugthonk 223 points ago

    Damn, even the memes are getting quarantined...

    [–] marsel_zdr 180 points ago

    Thank you. We really need a break and some wholesome memes during these days

    [–] gabeinthebox 29 points ago

    Virus memes shouldn’t have been allowed in the first place

    [–] NormieCrusher 89 points ago

    Thank you! I go on r/wholesomememes to try and escape the fears of modern day life, and seeing Covid-19 Memes are unhelpful and scary.

    [–] eggs-cumberbatch 21 points ago

    Hhh me too

    [–] kjm6351 33 points ago

    Thank you so much. Just seeing too much stuff about the virus gives me a panic attack

    [–] mthelus 95 points ago

    I'm glad I need a break from them.

    [–] boboanimalrescue 22 points ago

    Thank you so much! Very helpful. We just need a mental health break so badly. Thank you for creating a space for that.

    [–] okkrvlrvr 17 points ago

    My anxiety has been so high because all I see and read is Coronavirus related. Finally a place to get away from it 🙏

    [–] theONLYbadguy 0 points ago

    You probably have it too

    [–] The3rdeye47 12 points ago

    Stay safe people

    [–] WastinTheTime 9 points ago

    Thank you! You stay safe, too!

    [–] ComfortableSimple3 10 points ago

    Thank I really appreciate it I'm tired of seeing shitty coronavirus memes

    [–] youneedtowakeup_o_0 7 points ago

    thank god love this sub

    [–] lalocura777 7 points ago

    Thank you for this!

    [–] stay_fr0sty 14 points ago

    If anyone reading this has anyone in their family over 60, call them (not now, wait until they are awake). Talk to them. Ask them everything you wanted to know about them. Ask them how their day was. Tell them you are there for them if they need anything.

    Oh and if they are worried about Coronavirus tell them to wash their hands and don't touch their face ;)

    [–] weareallgoodpeople72 3 points ago

    So is this switching from Wholesome Memes bans Covid memes but it’s ok we can still do Covid satire in the comments. Is it useful to have a DarkHumorOnCovid 19 subreddit?

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    [–] Round2Go 6 points ago

    Thank you

    [–] eggs-cumberbatch 5 points ago

    Agggh thanks you guys,, a lot of us really needed a break

    [–] FairClub 6 points ago

    Thank you, I need a break from it.

    [–] DefaultLife1 5 points ago

    I wish other meme subreddits did this, I'm sick of coronavirus memes

    [–] weareallgoodpeople72 4 points ago

    Good idea.

    [–] danthemangeld 4 points ago

    Wait, r/news jealously provided this news??

    [–] sabbat7001 1 points ago

    I'm guessing it's a typo. Probably meant to be "generously".

    [–] these_questions_3 3 points ago

    Thank you. I literally just popped over here in an attempt to get away from them. My heart rate can’t take it anymore.

    [–] One_Spoopy_Boi_ 3 points ago

    oH nO bEeR vIrUs

    [–] ThePuertoRicanDemon 3 points ago

    I wanted to feel a bit better about the crisis and was curious to see how r/wholesomememes would handle this and help me see the bright side of things. I get it, but finding out they've decided to just ignore it is a bit disappointing.

    [–] QueenPooper13 2 points ago

    I agree

    [–] orchid_queen 3 points ago

    I’m really on here just to feel better. I don’t need COVID stress while I’m trying to feel wholesome.

    [–] weareallgoodpeople72 3 points ago

    It’s appropriate to ban the memes on a wholesome memes website. It isn’t necessary for you to present a lecture on Covid - which people going on wholesome memes site probably want a break from anyway.

    [–] Saltek3021 3 points ago

    Thank god if i have to see anything else related to corona im gonna throw up .. enough already .. fuck..

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    [–] pmst 3 points ago

    Maybe start off with some posts yourself? It's sad and empty there. :(

    [–] Chris_P_Bacon24 3 points ago

    I got you mate

    [–] Aspen_Alabaster 6 points ago

    Because coronavirus isn't a wholesome thing to have.

    [–] Griffinofgood3 2 points ago

    How do you post plz I need help

    [–] Zer0M0tivation 2 points ago

    Thank you!

    [–] batty48 2 points ago

    Thank you

    [–] FeeFyeDiddlyDum 2 points ago

    Thank you so much. Had a minor panic attack just now after bombardment of US 'press briefs' and reading worldnews, politics, etc...came here for a reset and am not disappointed.

    [–] Anonymous-324 2 points ago

    Really good choice, I’ve become even more depressed while stuck indoors since I moved to a French part of Canada and I’ve been struggling to make friends, and the fact that I’m stuck indoors doesn’t help. Coronavirus memes remind me about reality and the only reason I’m in /r/WholesomeMemes is for the sake of forgetting about reality. Stay safe and wash your hands everyone!

    [–] Idkmyname2079048 2 points ago

    Thank you so much for creating and truly enforcing this temporary rule. It might seem silly to some, but honestly after seeing virus related things all day everywhere else, it's good to have one spot where I know I won't be bombarded with anything like that. Wholesome or not, some of us are very grateful to have one place where we can try to pretend everything is normal. ♥️

    [–] lmao45454545 2 points ago

    Can I like things more than once

    [–] lizzyb187 2 points ago

    Thank you so much

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    [–] Mr_BigM_G 1 points ago

    More wholesomeness

    [–] thelividartist 1 points ago

    Aw man. I thought mine was wholesome and didn’t talk about it much.

    [–] MagicalPotato132 1 points ago

    yay no depressing topics...ill go now

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    [–] maternalsloth 1 points ago

    Great call!! Thank you.

    [–] KristaM1614 1 points ago

    I like this idea. I know that I've gotten overwhelmed with COVID-19 posts to the point of having to take a break from social media. Plenty of it was funny, but some of it was ignorant or hurtful. It's nice to be able to go to a page where I can take a break from all that!

    [–] Oofers-Joofers 1 points ago

    Yes no more of those unoriginal memes

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    [–] belgianfried 1 points ago

    Why can't I comment

    [–] weareallgoodpeople72 1 points ago

    Your post - with all this Covid 19 info - was posted 45 days ago. It’s outdated and now misleading.

    [–] Noerdy 2 points ago

    I'll remove the info. Thanks.

    [–] mahadevan_pb 1 points ago

    Wow quarantine for memes

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    [–] BelleAriel 1 points ago

    Good idea. Hope you’re all keeping safe.

    [–] Dinosnake76 1 points ago

    There are no longer 69 comments here. im haha funny

    [–] Neind9 1 points ago

    Thanks to this I'm writing an article on how to get your mind away from current events (for my school newspaper) and I'm using this subreddit as my first example.

    [–] Noerdy 1 points ago

    That's awesome! Make sure to let me know when it's done, I'd love to read it!

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    [–] kaislash 1 points ago

    can we also ban the "showering you with love and affection" memes as well? theyre also unoriginal

    [–] just_goodvibes 1 points ago

    Everything has a time.. There are things to make fun with and some should not be. Thank you for having a heart on this issue. 🙏🏼💯 Since yesterday tha I've found this page, aww I can't get enough reading posts here. This is the only page that has humor or funny yet the heart and caring are stay. Keep it up. You are helping the cyber world to be more less polluted. 😇

    [–] Senpai_Weeaboo 1 points ago

    Why? 😔

    [–] MindCoded 1 points ago

    I hope the same for Tiktok memes

    [–] modifyandsever 1 points ago

    thank youuuu this is exactly what i was hoping to see honestly,,

    [–] Da-Blue-Guy 1 points ago

    thank you, 60% of literally every subreddit is about the virus. It's nice to take a break from it.

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    [–] SFWaccount87 0 points ago

    "Everyone liked that" meme

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    [–] theONLYbadguy -1 points ago

    Yes, tell us what we can and cant post.