Moms are phenomenal. They gave us life, they mentor us, they raise us, they make sacrifices for us, they share the truths others are afraid to tell us about that Pixie we thought was a good idea. Whether your mom is biological, adopted, or chosen by you far into adulthood, give that lady a hug. And thank her for all she's given the internet. Like, in a good way.
Moms are at the center of so many online memes and viral videos because they're just, UGH, so weird and fantastic. Take for example, the time a mom retold The Matrix to her son and inspired this amazing video about a movie we'd actually watch. [Spoiler alert: This movie definitely has little to nothing to do with The Matrix.] Check it out.
Because that's definitely not enough, here are more mom-centric memes and viral videos. The next time your mom forwards you a chain email, reply with these.
Sheltering Suburban Mom
This mom just wants you to be safe! Sure, she might be kind of a hypocrite as she sits there all smug in her velour tracksuit, but we think her heart is in the right place. Most of the time. Around since 2011, this image macro provides a great way for kids to vent about moms. Or, at least, a certain kind of mom.
Oblivious Suburban Mom
Oblivious Suburban Mom is a sassy, confident lady woman who tends to look on the bright side, particularly when it comes to her kids' online habits. She first became popular in 2011, and has been gently smiling at our transgressions ever since.
"Women may perceive this person as inappropriately nice and manipulative (i.e., trying to obtain sexual favors) or eager to please, perhaps even as desperate, and therefore less sexually appealing,” explained lead researcher Gurit Birnbaum.