Published Dec 10, 2016 Updated May 25, 2021, 10:11 am CDT
The dumpster fire year of 2016 is finally coming to a close, but not before we all take a long look back at all the ups, downs, and strong right hooks the year threw our way.
Fortunately, for every circumstance, tragedy, gaffe, goof, victory, and heartbreak, there is a reaction GIF. And now, the fine folks at Giphy have compiled the list of the best GIFs from 2016, so we can reflect appropriately. These 25 standouts were carefully curated with popularity and view count in mind, and they cover everything from easy Tinder icebreakers to stoic political moments.
So sit back, relax react, and enjoy the sight of 2016 in your rearview mirror.
Monica Riese is the Daily Dot’s former director of production, and she previously served as the publication’s entertainment editor and assistant managing editor. She is Raleigh, North Carolina, and formerly contributed to the Austin Chronicle, where her breaking news work was recognized by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.