Sweating Towel Guy

Sweating Towel Guy

Updated Jun 24, 2013 at 12:37PM EDT by Don.

Added Jun 21, 2013 at 07:15PM EDT by Don.

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Sweating Towel Guy is an exploitable illustration of a man wiping his sweating forehead with a towel which is often used in “my face when” stories (MFW) on 4chan.


The image was initially used in health articles about excessive sweating.[2] On September 30th, 2011, the illustration was posted in a thread on the /v/ (video games) board on 4chan[1], in which an anonymous user told a green text story using the sweating man drawing (shown below). In the post, the sweating towel guy is meant to represent the feeling of anxiety felt by a guy awkwardly trying to leave a Gamestop store.


On May 11th, 2012, the website Meanwhile On Fit[3] posted a series of “fat people stories,” one of which featured the sweating towel guy image (shown below).

On September 24th, FunnyJunk[4] user ianosity posted the image alongside an MFW comment about using Wikipedia to write a book report at the last minute. On January 23rd, 2013, NeoGAF[5] member Dresden posted a photoshopped version of the sweating man (shown below, left). On June 15th, an anonymous 4chan[6] user posted an edited version of the picture resembling a character from the 2011 action role-playing game Dark Souls (shown below, right) to the /tg (traditional games) board.

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[1]ChanArchive – go to gamestop

[2]Google – excessive sweating

[3]Meanwhile on Fit – Fat people stories

[4]FunnyJunk – Mfw wikipedia bailed me out

[5]NeoGAF – Wow gaming side scared to death

[6]4plebs.org – Anonymous

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