The 6 Best Sad Memes To Cry Over

Everything is meaningless

Woman lying on sofa, touching net curtain
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Sad memes are bleak. Sad memes make you ponder your existence and question everything you've ever known. Sad memes will crush you.

What Do Sad Memes Mean?

Sad memes expose the dark thoughts and fears lurking inside us.

How Are Sad Memes Used?

These memes can convey a small embarrassment (waving at someone by mistake) or riddle you with self-doubt.

Examples of Sad Memes

Example #1:
Image: A young boy
Text: I guess im like a refrigerator with a burst pipe. Cool but broken inside.
Meaning: A broken appliance as a metaphor for life.

Example #2:
Image: Tweet (text-only)
Text: Use cauliflower as a substitute for mashed potatoes, rice, and any joy in your life. You have no friends now, only cauliflower.
Meaning: Enough with the cauliflower substitutions already.

Example #3:
Image: Clippy, Microsoft's mascot, with a thought bubble.
Text: Perhaps it is the file which exists and you that does not.
Meaning: Even Clippy gets philosophical sometimes.

For even more examples, including links to the originals, check out our full list of the six funniest sad memes:

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Cauliflower Everywhere

Tweet with text: Use cauliflower as a substitute for mashed potatoes, rice, and any joy in your life. You have no friends now, only cauliflower.

We can't even with this cauliflower madness.

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Quippy Clippy

Clippy, Microsoft's mascot, with a thought bubble that says: Perhaps it is the file which exists and you that does not.

Yes, Clippy, we'd like some help ​please.

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My Log Has Something to Tell You

The Log Lady from Twin Peaks with the caption: One day, the sadness will end.

We're still trying to understand how Twin Peaks ends.

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I Was Just Stretching My Arm

Actor Michael Cera superimposed on a beach background with text: When you wave but realize they are waving at the guy behind you. Hello darkness my old friend.

Don’t worry, nobody saw you wave. Except for everyone.

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This Bird Needs Better Material

Comic with four panels. First is drawing of a crow doing standup, saying "caw caw caw caw. Second panel shows audience member shouting "Booo, get better material. Third panel shows crow with tears in its eyes. Fourth panel shows crows notes, which say "caw caw caw" over and over again.

When you thought you had a tight ten and don't have a backup routine.