i'm baby meme, girl reenacting a childhood photo wearing a lampshade

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The ‘I’m baby’ meme gets much more literal on TikTok

On TikTok, ‘I’m baby’ means something a little different.

 

Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

The “I’m baby” meme has evolved quite a bit online, from a text message typo to a Twitter meme that allowed people to revert back to infancy (at least mentally and emotionally) without judgement. “I’m baby” has now arrived on TikTok, where it’s being applied more literally.

In this iteration, users recreate photos from their childhood. Some are solo photos, some are with siblings and parents, and the trend has taken off in the last month.

Some people threw it back to actually being baby.

Pets got some love, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGIdFJ3-d6Q

It’s one of the more wholesome TikTok memes of the last few months, and a reminder that sometimes the awkwardness never leaves you.

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