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55 Wholesome Memes You Can’t Help But Smile At

These wholesome memes will make you smile in spite of yourself.

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The rumors are true. The Internet actually can be a heartwarming place. With so much negativity being pushed to the top of our screens every time we hop online, it’s easy to forget how much good there is going on in the world. So we created some of the best memes that will warm your heart, much like these cat memes, dog memes, happy birthday memes, and Friday memes. These wholesome memes may even make you feel a little nostalgic, so you’ll want to send these around as soon as you see them.

In Case No One Told You Yet Today, You’re Doing Greatrd.com, getty images

Friendly reminder 

You’re doing the best you can, and that’s awesome. This would be such an encouraging good morning meme to wake up to, don’t you think?

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I got you

If only this button were real so you could send it to your pals. Instead, this funny friend meme will just have to do.

When You Wake Up For Work But Remember You Have The Day Offrd.com, getty images

Snooze

Back to work? No, back to bed.

When You’re Waiting For Your Bestie And Finally See Themrd.com, getty images

Love you

What’s worse than being apart from the people you love? Not being able to pet these cute animals.

When You Get That Random Boost Of Motivation While Procrastinating rd.com, getty images (2)

A pleasant surprise

The key to having a great day? Procrastinating just long enough to be hit with inspiration but not so long you miss your deadlines.

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Mom hugs

There’s nothing in the world quite like a hug from a mother. In addition to these wholesome memes, these heartwarming true stories will restore your faith in humanity.

When Someone Remembers Something Small About Yourd.com, getty images

Happy tears

When a friend remembers a small detail about us, it helps us feel seen. Read up on the most remarkable stories of the most unlikely friendships.

When Your Partner Says You Should Both Work On Your Relationshiprd.com, getty images

Say no more

Anyone have a soldering iron?

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Repeating stories

Hey, we can’t remember everything. You’ll want to send these funny best friend tweets to your BFF immediately.

Tiptoeing Over The Newly Swiffered Floor As If That Doesn’t Make It Dirtyrd.com, getty images (2)

Such a wholesome gesture

It’s the thought that counts.

When You Get Your Homework Back And It Has A Sticker On It Because You Did Greatrd.com, getty images (2)

A job well done

Who wants to start a petition for adults to get stickers at work?

When You Look For Someone Who Always Has Your Back rd.com, getty images

It’s me

If you want to count on someone, try counting on yourself first.

Me Giving The Uber Driver Five Stars Because They Didn’t Talk The Entire Ride rd.com, getty images

Calling all introverts

Small talk while being trapped in a car with someone is a personal nightmare.

Remembering That Its Okay To Take A Break And Restrd.com, getty images (2)

Naps are OK

You’re doing the best you can!

When Your Best Friend Tells You That You’re More Like Family rd.com, getty images

Right back at you

I’m not crying—you’re crying.

When You Just Saw Your Friend Yesterday, But They Act Like It’s Been Forever rd.com, getty images

I love you

Everyone should greet their best pals like this.

When Youre Short A Few Cents But The Cashier Says It’s Fine rd.com, getty images

Day is made

It may be a small amount of money, but it can have a big impact on your outlook for the day. Here are some more small acts of kindness that can instantly brighten someone’s day.

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Make time

I’ll be there for you.

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Happy baby

There’s just something about baby smiles—especially when they are directed at you. If you laughed at this, you’ll love these funny baby photos.

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Click

Spoiler alert: It’s you!

Your Bestie Taking A Hundred Photos Of You Until You Get One You Like rd.com, getty images

New profile pic

It’s all about the angles.

You’re The “yee” To My “haw” rd.com, getty images

Just some Western love

My favorite cowboy.

When Your New Friend Tells You They Love You For The First Time rd.com, getty images

So heartwarming

Our friendship just hit the next level.

Opening Up A Brand New Book And Smelling That New Book Smell rd.com, getty images

Possibly better than reading

Smells like an adventure. Readers, these book memes will make you feel seen.

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Still got it

It’s like riding a bike.

When You Finally See A Bud On The Plant You’ve Been Watering For Months rd.com, getty images (2)

It’s happening

Flowers are coming.

Whenever You Feel Down Or Lost, Just Remember That You Are Growing Every Single Dayrd.com, getty images

Growth  

Some water and sunlight should do the trick.

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Thank you, thank you

Hold your applause.

When You Come Home And See Your Dogrd.com, getty images

Pure joy

Will there ever be anyone more excited to see you? Check out these absolutely adorable photos of baby animals that will warm your heart.

You And Your Deadlines Meeting Each Other On Timerd.com, getty images

It happens

And now you can rest.

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The nostalgia

Stroll down memory lane. It has a nice view.

Next Time You Cringe At Something You Did In The Past, Remember It Means That You’ve Grown As A Personrd.com, getty images

Success

You: new and improved.

When You And Your Friends All Go Down Different Paths But Are Still Friends In The Endrd.com, getty images

Friendship

Good friends offer endless support no matter where life takes you.

When Someone Makes You Your Favorite Food rd.com, getty images

True love

A home-cooked meal is peak thoughtfulness. Not sure how to return the favor? These stories on the touching kindness of strangers are about to inspire you.

When You And Your High School Bff Meet Up After A Long Time, But You Both Remember The Inside Jokes rd.com, getty images

Wholesome memes for friends

It’s like no time has passed.

When Your Grandparents Are Telling The Story Of How They Met rd.com, getty images

Love story

They found the most beautiful kind of love.

When You Pick Up A Book After A Long Day Of Stress rd.com, getty images

Happy reading!

Books are the best therapy.

My Past Self Seeing That I Accomplished Something I Never Thought I Wouldrd.com, getty images

Nailed it

You did it!

How You Looked At Your Partner When You First Met Vs. How You Look At Them Now rd.com, getty images

So romantic

They were your favorite person then, and they are your favorite person now.

When You’re Sad And Put Your Headphones In To Listen To Your Favorite Song rd.com, getty images

The cure

Music has power.

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My love language

Share the love by sharing the things you love.

When You Still Give The Delivery Guy A Good Tip Even Though He Did A Poor Job Because You Know He’s Just Doing The Best He Can rd.com, getty images

In cash

We’re all just trying to make a living. Don’t miss these kindness memes that will inspire you to spread cheer.

When The Person You Like Likes You Backrd.com, getty images

Touching

My heart just grew three sizes.

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Snuggles

There is no better feeling.

When You Aren’t Depressed That It’s Monday Because You Actually Love Your Job rd.com, getty images

It’s possible

We still need coffee though … and these coffee memes.

When Grandpa Let You Win The Game Even Though Hes Much Better Than You rd.com, getty images

Your number one fan

He just wanted you to be happy.

When You See Your Best Friend Hitting It Off With Their Crushrd.com, getty images

Love is in the air

Your bestie deserves everything.

That Face Someone Makes When They Are Watching You Open A Present They Got Yourd.com, getty images

The only thing better than receiving a present

There is just something so sweet about gift-giving.

When A Random Person Runs After You Because You Dropped Something rd.com, getty images

Kindness

This is a game-changer if you’ve dropped your wallet or keys.

When You’re Sick, But Your Mom Brings You Soup And Ginger Alerd.com, getty images

Soups on

Momma knows best.

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Wholesome love memes

You just adore them so much.

When A Bee Lands On You, Remember That You Were Just Confused For A Flowerrd.com, getty images

Hold still

You’re a beautiful flower.

When A Toddler Hands You A Plastic Phone And You Pick It Up To Say Hellord.com, getty images

Ring ring

It’s the rule.

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Check your phone

Hello from the other couch. You can also try sending them a cute pun while you’re at it. 

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The best feeling

Finally at peace. Now that you’ve smiled your way through these wholesome memes, keep the smiles going by looking at these cute puppy pictures.

Emma Taubenfeld
Emma Taubenfeld is an assistant editor for Reader’s Digest who focuses on digital lifestyle topics such as memes, social media captions, pick-up lines, and cute pets. When she’s not working, you can find Emma reading corny young adult novels, creating carefully curated playlists, and figuring out how to spice up boxed mac and cheese.