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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.
It’s one of the more wholesome TikTok memes of the last few months, and a reminder that sometimes the awkwardness never leaves you.
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.