This ‘hands’ meme is something we can all agree on

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The cooperation in this meme is beautiful.

Memes are often used to mock things people don’t like. While that can be fun, it’s nice to see one that showcases cooperation instead. That’s the idea with the new “hands” meme that seems to be all over Twitter lately. The object labeling meme allows users to showcase (often disparate) groups that come together over a common interest or goal.

For instance, it doesn’t matter if you’re a little kid or a hardcore goth, you’re gonna love Halloween.

Also, it doesn’t matter if you’re a dad who went to high school in the ’80s, or a queer teen today: You can bond over Depeche Mode.

The list goes on and on.

It’s not unlike the “Epic Handshake” meme from Predator that recently made a comeback.

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Or just the classic “Business Handshake” meme.

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Fair point, but the Predator one is more fun.

The new meme allows you to add more groups based on the number of hands available.

So does this meme perhaps herald a new era of understanding and cooperation among different races, religions, and political factions? Probably not, but it’s nice to know that we can all at least agree that churros are delicious.

Hey, it’s a start.


David Britton

David Britton

David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York who focuses on internet culture, memes, and viral news stories. He also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of