Soldado Caído / Soldier Down meme

Soldado Caído / Soldier Down

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Soldado Caído (Eng: Soldier Down) is a Spanish expression used on social media in reference to videos and images where rejections were spotted before there was any request to be a couple, discussion in public, or other scenarios in which a love interest rejects a person. The term was popularized in many Latin American countries and Spain around 2013, resurfacing every year around Valentine's Day.


While the actual origin date of the term "Soldado caido" ("Soldier down" in English) is unclear, one of the first examples of the meme being used comes from a May 28th, 2013 post on Memedroid[1] by the Costa Rican randall0505, in which a girl is asking on Facebook for a boyfriend and a guy comments that he would like to help her with that but she laughs and calls him a friend. Quiero un novio.. Jaja bueno no XD Me gusta - Comentar Hace 10 minutos a través de su celular: 28 A 4 personas les gusta esto. Jose Gocar CopinocoPinge Hace 4 minutos Me gusta - 1 CANU sim apunto yoo Jajajaja ay amigo XD Hace unos segundos a través del celular - Me gusta Escribe un comentario... CUNGOULANERO MAS EUROTO ESERCTRO CAIDO EN LA FRIENDZONE


In 2013, several other memes were uploaded on social media mocking people being rejected by a love interest. The Twitter[2] post uploaded by @EdwardQuintero5 on September 10th, 2013, shows a Facebook conversation between a girl and a boy exchanging affection until the girl says "I love you best friend." The tweet received 10 likes in 10 years.

Soldados Caídos San Valentín

The expression got more popular through the years on social media, as people assimilated "Soldado Caído" with ​a person who suffers some kind of rejection, disappointment or is ignored after delivering a gift for Valentine's Day or making a romantic proposal on this date. On October 20th, 2020, YouTube[3] user OFC Portugal uploaded a compilation video with the best "Soldado Caído" memes. The video garnered 158,449 plays and 4,700 likes in three years (seen below).

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Vou dormir, te amo 14:33 Também me ama? eu também 14:33 / 14:33 não, também vou dormir SUA CAMINHADA FOI LONGA SOLDADO 14:33 ✓ MAS INFELIZMENTE VOCÊ FOI ABATIDO Ojalá encontrase a un chico como tú quien? sabes quién es un chico justo como yo? 11:56 11:56 Haha eres muy gracioso, por eso somos mejores amigos 11:57 11:56 yo 11:56 v 11:57 v 11:57. Fabián ★★ ★ @PibeArgentino - 21 de jul de 2018 SOLDADO CAÍDO, REPITO, SOLDADO CAÍDO. 1 469 3.374 ال
LUCAS //Campeones Del Mundo (18... @ 14 de fev de 2019 Otro soldado caido 25 1989 4.617 3 Mauro @MauroM29 - 4 de jun de 2017 Un minuto de silencio por otro soldado caído. Se siguen mutuamente Melani @Meeeeeel13 * cenamos esta noche, te llevo mc * mi mejor amigo ♥♥ 3:31 p. m. 01 jun. 17 desde Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina 21 Melani @Meeeeeel13 Mi mejor amigo me mando un audio de 3 minutos diciéndome cuánto me ama. Lo amo 4:15 a. m. 04 jun. 17 13.990 BLONSKY, RETIRESE Salga de allí soldado 8.472 ESTE ES UN SOLDADO CAÍDO CHANYPSHOW TI ESTAS SON PENDEJADAS CHANYPSHOW.TV

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External References

[1] Memeroid – @randall0505

[2] Twitter – @EdwardQuintero5

[3] YouTube – OFC Portugal

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