Please. My Wife. She's Very Sick.
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Please. My Wife. She's Very Sick. refers to a phrasal template that is generally matched by an image of the subject cradling another in their arms. The template most commonly used follows the phrase "Please, my X, their very sick" with slight variations.
Most commonly, the template is matched by a popular picture of a raccoon standing upright and cradling a cat in its arms. The picture (shown below) first appeared on a Japanese blog called nobukatsu on December 15th, 2009. Three years later, on February 6th 2012, Redditor  crayclaycray posted the picture on Reddit, where it garnered more than 560 points (79% upvoted) and 50 points. Snopes has since debunked the picture, claiming that it was indeed photoshopped.
On January 2nd, 2015, Twitter  user @lanyardigan posted the picture of the raccoon and cat with the caption "Please. My wife. She's very sick." The post (shown below) has since been deleted, however, Blogspot user joannecasey posted a screenshot on January 15th. At the time of the screenshot, the picture (shown below) had received more than 7,100 retweets and 11,000 likes.
The following day, Imgur user Astralsleeps posted the picture with the caption "Please. My wife. She's very sick. on Imgur, where it received more than 6,800 points and 3.3 million views. Five years later, Redditor thehighendtheorist posted the picture with the same title. The post received more than 58,700 points (75% upvoted) and 815 comments in four months.
On January 16th, 2016, Twitter user @OmegasaurusRex posted a gif of a raccoon pulling a baby raccoon in a red wagon. They captioned the gif (screen shot below, left) "Please … my son… he's very sick." Three weeks later, on February 8th, Imgur use posted the picture on Imgur, where it received more than 2,200 points and 219,000 views as of August 2017.
Later that year, Twitter user @mweeedman posted a picture of a crocodile with a croc shoe in its mouth and the caption "Please…my son. He's very sick." The tweet (shown below, right) received more than 21,900 retweets and 45,600 likes as of August 2017.
On January 2nd, 2017, Twitter user @memeprovider posted a picture of celebrity chef Guy Fieri holding a giant hot dog in his arms. They captioned the picture "Please…my son. He's very sick." The post (shown below) received more than 15,000 retweets and 35,000 likes in eight months.
 Blog32 – nobukatsu's Post
 Reddit – I bring you a kitty
 Snopes – Did You Lose a Cat?
 Twitter – @lanyardigan's Tweet
 Blogspot – joannecasey's Post
 Imgur – Astralsleeps' Post
 Reddit – Please. My wife. She's very sick.
 Twitter – @OmegasaurusRex' Tweet
 Twitter – @mweeedman's Tweet
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