me petting my cat
before the wave of
the nuclear bomb hits
us (its our final
moments together)
me petting my cat
after we survived the
nuclear blast (we got
very lucky)

Me Petting My Cat Before the Nuclear Blast

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Updated Dec 08, 2021 at 02:40PM EST by Iwazaru.

Added May 04, 2021 at 02:05PM EDT by Philipp.

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About

Me Petting My Cat Before the Nuclear Blast refers to a series of image macros that explore various scenarios in a continuity which starts with a man petting his cat shortly before a nuclear blast. Spawned by a viral image macro, the meme gained viral popularity in early May 2021, particularly in the /r/196 subreddit and on Twitter.

Origin

The exact origin of the photograph depicting a white-and-orange cat being pet (shown below, left) used in the format is unknown. On March 20th, Discord[18] user h189#1587 came into possession of the image, posting it to the GAYSEX2 Discord server. On that day, Discord[19] user 槌の子#5521 created an emote based on it. On March 23rd, Discord[20] user -Charon-7000#7208 posted the full version of the image to the server, with him and user NeverPlayPubg#2571 posting[21][22] the two earliest memes based on the photo (shown below, center and right) that day, with -Charon-7000 later reposting his meme to Reddit.[23]

On March 24th, 2021, Charon7000 posted the photograph to the /r/cats[1] subreddit, where it received over 20 upvotes. This is the earliest publicly available post of the photograph online.


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On March 31st, 2021, iFunny[2] user TheDarkKnightTriumphant reposted NeverPlayPubg's meme, with the post gaining over 26,300 smiles in one month.

On April 9th, 2021, Discord user Furbybrennan posted an image macro that combined the brightened image with the caption "me petting my cat before the wave of the nuclear bomb hits us (it's our final moments together)" to the r/okbuddyretard Discord server (shown below).[24] On April 13th, 2021, Redditor[3] Greygun98 reposted the image to the /r/okbuddyretard subreddit. The post received over 19,200 upvotes in the /r/okbuddyretard subreddit in two weeks.


petting my cat before the wave of me the nuclear bomb hits us (its our final moments together)

Spread

The macro received viral spread online in the following weeks. For example, on April 21st, 2021, Redditor[4] LongDoggos reposted the meme, with their post gaining over 9,600 upvotes in /r/memes.

On April 22nd, Discord user Furbybrennan#7297 posted a follow-up meme to the same Discord server (shown below).[25] On April 30th, 2020, Tumblr[5] user pinkfloydanimals1977mp3download reposted the new image, gaining over 22,800 likes and reblogs in one week.


petting my cat after we survived the nuclear blast (we got me very lucky) Furbybrennan#7297

On May 1st, 2021, Redditor[6] AlkarinePineapples reposted the image to the /r/196 subreddit, where it received over 7,200 upvotes in three days. On May 2nd, Twitter[7][8] user @aitchwhore and @citruscereal posted the two image macros, with their posts gaining over 12,000 retweets and 94,000 likes and 4,000 retweets and 25,600 likes in two days, respectively.

On the same day, Twitter[9] user @phadingle posted the third macro within the trend, adding on to the story. The post received over 130 retweets and 2,700 likes (shown below, left). On March 3rd, Redditor alexhmc reposted the meme to /r/196,[10] where it gained over 17,200 upvotes in two days.

Starting that day, /r/196 subscribers posted multiple memes in which they came up with various endings for the events of the original macro in the Good Ending / Bad Ending fashion, with the memes utilizing ironic bracket explanations. For example, Redditor[11] impatient_salmon posted a meme that gained over 11,300 upvotes in one day (shown below, center). Redditor[12] Splurted_The_Gurt posted a version that received over 7,300 upvotes in the same period (shown below, right).


me petting my cat as we slowly succumb to radiation sickness from the fallout of the nuclear bomb (very painful) me petting my cat after finding a nearby, barely functioning hospital that had medication to treat our radiation sickness (god bless) Furbybrennan#7297 Me petting my cat after receiving radiation treatment from the government response team (We have major burns and likely some form of cancer) RAD VA ALOCANE Emergency Burn Gel MAXIMUM STRENGTH urbybrennan#7297

On May 3rd and 4th, several dozen memes developing the events of the original macro were posted in /r/196 and on Twitter. On May 3rd, Redditor[13] Splurted_The_Gurt made a timeline post that received over 4,600 upvotes in /r/196, with more timeline posts shared on Reddit[14] and Twitter[15][16] on May 4th (timeline created by Redditor tdsdr shown below).


society slowly rebuilds, or author and cat move to a new locale life slowly returns to normal author turns on light in room after waking up Me and my cat right before being checkec into the hospital for radiation poisoning me petting my cat after we survived the nuclear blast (we got very lucky) me petting my cat after waking up from a dream thinking there was going to be a nuclear blast (it was a really scary dream) infrastructure (We are going to be Jauthor and cat get treatment still fine) functioning no nuclear bomb is launched me petting my cat after we survived the just a Me petting my cat after finding a group of survivors who let us join them (very kind) dream me petting my cat after finding a nearby, barely functioning hospital that had medication collapse to treat our radiation sickness (god bless) me petting my cat be cause he is my cat and i love hiim (he likes being Me beholding my cat as the radiation from the blast nuclear blast (we got very lucky) author and cat and atuses it to mutate sentience and god like power (It will be merciful to me as I have show it comnpassion in it's former state of being) finds survivors good life continues complete societal survive, although life changes drastically pet) nuke launched after self- treatment me petting my cat before the wave of me petting my cat before the wave of cat mutated by the nuclear bomb hits radiation, author unaffected the normal electrical light hits us (its our moment together) us (its our final moments together) me petting my cat as we slowly succumb to radiation sickness from the fallout of Me petting my cat after receiving radiation treatment from the government response team (We have major burns and likely some form of cancer) me petting my cat before the the nuclear bomb tornado hits (very painful) treatment successful us (its our final moments together) government still functioning, hospitals and author and tornado cat are other amenities are not in the fallout of the explosion strikes me petting my cat after being reunited in heaven (we will spend eternity together) author and cat treatment have lived good lives author and cat unsuccessful die from radiation poisoning me petting my cat after we go to the after life me petting my cat author and cat die instantly in the explosion After he found me in the deepest pits of hell (I am very lucky) author and cat author and cat die in tornado have lived bad lives

On May 3rd, Splurted_The_Gurt created /r/MePettingMyCat,[17] a subreddit for Me Petting My Cat memes, which gained over 2,000 subscribers in one day.

Good Ending / Bad Ending

Good Ending / Bad Ending, also known as All Endings, refers to a series of memes that present various scenarios as a good, bad or another type of ending for a certain event or cultural phenomenon. The format gained popularity in the form of ironic demotivational poster videos in May 2020. In the memes, good and bad ending music themes from Fight Nights at Freddy's 3 are often used.


BAD ENDING it doesn't work... Made by naughty dog Bad ending The homie group has dissolved due to diverging interests. Diary 30: Superman is 1:21 coming to school Diary 31: Humiliation 2:06 THE BAD ENDING made with mematic

Bracket Explanations

Bracket Explanations are a supplementary meme format used in captions of GIF captions and image macros, particularly on iFunny. The format involves a user finishing their caption with brackets containing an explanation which is either deliberately unnecessary or provides additional context. Used as a part of GIF caption memes on iFunny since at least 2019, the supplementary format gained wider recognition online in 2021.

Various Examples


Me beholding my cat as the radiation from the blast causes it to mutate and attain sentience and god like power (It will be merciful to me as l have show it compassion in it's former state of being) me petting my cat after finding a nearby, barely functioning hospital that had medication to treat our radiation sickness (god bless) Furbybrennan#7297 Me using a nuke to kill a idiot and his stupid cat
Me after I fused with my cat due to the radiation (it was very painful) me petting my cat After he found me in the deepest pits of hell (I am very lucky) FULL TIMELINE me petting my cat as we slowly succumb to radiation sickness from the fallout of me petting my cat before the wave of me petting my cat after we survived the nuclear blast (we got me and my cat being genetically mutated from nuclear radiation the nuclear bomb hits us (its our final moments together) very lucky) the nuclear bomb (very painful) Furbybrennan#7297 Furbybrennan#7297 Me beholding my cat as the radiation from the blast causes it to mutate and attain sentience and me petting my cat after waking up from a dream thinking there was going to be a nuclear blast (it was a really scary dream) me and my cat taking shelter in our fallout bunker (we are running out of rations) me petting my cat after finding a nearby, barely functioning hospital that had medication god like power (It will be merciful to me as I have show it compassion in it's former state of being) to treat our radiation sickness (god bless) Furbybrennan729 me petting my cat as we travel into space looking for a new home (the earth became me petting my cat before the wave of me and my cat in our time machine (we are going to stop the detonation of the the nuclear bomb hits us (the dream was prophetic) ????????? uninhabitable) nuclear bomb) Furbybrennan

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