Reddit has created a new meme format out of a picture of Santa Ono holding a crying baby

The dramatic lighting and angle. The expressions of the two figures. It all adds up to a great new meme format. Iain Coates

Like any self-respecting writer for the blog section, I spend a lot of time on the UBC subreddit, one of the internet’s finest sources for memery on and about our campus. Saturday gave us our most recent development in this field when Reddit user zemeya uploaded this picture with the title “This has to be a meme, please:”

Reddit

The image in question, featuring Santa Ono cradling a crying baby, was taken from the president’s Facebook page, which became his profile picture sometime around 6 in the morning. It has been since changed, and I’d like to note that Ono’s page updates its profile picture and cover photo at an impressive rate.

Users on the subreddit have recognized the image’s potential as a meme format. /u/teamwaterwings was one of the first, with these two coming from a comment on the inaugural post.

Reddit
Reddit

User ArtisticAwareness gets extra points for using a readable font:

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Here’s one of my own creation:

Iain Coates

The dramatic lighting and angle. The expressions of the two figures. It all adds up to a great new meme format.