In 2018, GIFs have never been more prescient.
Many people rely on GIFs to express a range of emotions daily — sometimes, hourly, if we’re being honest.
Currently, there are about 7 billion GIFs and stickers being used by about 500 million people daily on the first and largest GIF search engine Giphy. Suffice it to say, people love GIFs.
And while new GIFs are constantly being created, shared, and reused, there are a select few that have risen above the many others as favorites this year.
Here are the 10 most used GIFs of 2018, according to Giphy:
10. DeAndre Hopkins “Yup”
As Houston Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins watched an impressive touchdown of his get replayed on the big screen, Hopkins made an ultra-relatable head nod.
9. Happy Birthday
Looks like a lot of birthdays were celebrated with this cute lil’ cupcake this year.
8. Like A Boss
Cute dogs and pseudo-motivational catchphrases? Check and check.
7. Thinkin’ of You
I’m very concerned for all of the people who received this flirty, but vaguely threatening GIF.
6. New Years Countdown
This sweet GIF manages to highlight all of the most memorable moments of any New Years countdown in a couple of seconds.
5. All My Love For You
A very literal showering of love, appears to have spoken to many people this year.
4. Goodbye ’17, Hello ’18
Oh, if only the people who created this GIF knew what 2018 had in store for them. Hindsight really is 20/20. But … maybe 2019 will be different?
3. Happy Party Gnome
A dancing gnome from the film Sherlock Gnomes dancing while sporting a Borat-swimsuit charmed many people in 2018. Why? Who can say.
2. Columbia Futbol
Colombian pop duo, Alkilados created a series of GIFs for the 2018 FIFA World Cup — and this one appears to have resonated most with fans and soccer-novices alike.
1. Cardi B “Okurrrrr”
Cardi B was undeniably one of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’s stand out guests of 2018. But one moment during her guest appearance in particular seemed to resonate with people: the moment she unleashed her coo-like,”okurrrrr.”