Reaction image featuring Vector from Despicable Me saying "hey," usually accompanied by text describing unfortunate events.

Vector's "Hey"

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Vector's "Hey" refers to a clip from Despicable Me in which the film's villain, Vector, introduces himself with "Hey." The clip has been used as a reaction image and is paired with captions describing unfortunate situations.


In Despicable Me, the film's villain Vector introduces himself to Gru by saying "Hey" (shown below).

On February 17th, 2020, Redditor Frosty-Firez posted the scene as a reaction image template to /r/dankmemes,[1] gaining over 84,000 points (shown below).

Person: *Becomes Popular* Racist Tweet From 5 Years Ago: Hey.


Over the following days, the template spread on the subreddit, with several examples gaining tens of thousands of points. For example, user Mijuzz7[2] posted an example that gained over 49,000 points (shown below, left). Normie333[3] posted an example that gained over 13,000 points (shown below, right).

Me: *somehow finds some free time to play a game* A 20 GB update file: Неу. When the rescue helicopter isn't built: Неу.

The template was posted to /r/MemeEconomy[4] on February 17th as well, gaining over 180 points (shown below). The jokes were covered by StayHipp.[5]

Bacteria 5.001 seconds after food falls onto the ground Неу.

Various Examples

Everyone in 1687: *levitating and having fun* Isaac Newton: Неу. Little boy: I want to be an astronaut and go to Mars! Stage 4 cancer: Hey. Baby: *enjoying life and growing up* Stage 4 cancer: Hey. Me thinking of a new meme Vector: Hey. Makubgreen



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External References

[1] Reddit – vectored

[2] Reddit – hey my man

[3] Reddit – hey hey hey

[4] Reddit – Investment Opportunity

[5] StayHipp – Vector Hey Memes

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