Punctuating social media posts with GIFs has become the ultimate challenge and, if done properly, the pinnacle of Internet street cred. According to a press release, GIPHY has 300 million users sharing over 2 billion GIFs every day. So, multiple that by 365 days, and you get — um, a lot of sharing.
This morning (Dec. 7), GIPHY shares its top 25 GIFs of 2017.
Some that made the list include Nicole Kidman caught clapping at the Oscars with what has best been described as “seal hands” (After going viral, Kidman visited The Ellen DeGeneres Show in May and explained that she was protecting her borrowed jewelry and showed everybody that she really does know how to clap) and Lady Gaga jumping into the oblivion to end her Super Bowl LI halftime performance in February.
Check them all out below.
25. Nicole Kidman Clapping: 32 million views
?24. Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl LI Jump: 47 million views
?23. Representative Maxine Waters saying “Reclaiming my time”: 73 million views
?22. President Trump looking straight into the total solar eclipse: 76 million views
?21. Madelaine Petsch winking: 106 million views
?20. Rafael Nadal in triumph: 109 million views
?19. Taylor Swift Kick: 110 million views
?18. Stranger Things dance: 114 million views
?17. THINK: 114 million views
?16. Twin Peaks’ Carl Rodd: 119 million views
?15. Robert Redford smile: 121 million views
?14. Happy Drone: 126 million views
?13. Collapsing on bed in tears: 132 million views
?12. Flirty banana: 132 million views
?11. Haters Gonna Hate: 134 million views
?10. Wonder Woman Gal Gadot happy dance: 135 million views
?9. Bryan Cranston’s F-Bomb: 138 million views
?8. “Nope” finger-wagging rat: 154 million views
?7. Golden State Warriors happy fans dance: 165 million views
?6. Good Morning GIF: 175 million views
?5. Junior Gallete’s sack celebration: 180 million views
?4. Fall Out Boy llama: 197 million views
?3. DNCE’s waving pug: 215 million views
?2. “Excuse me” blinking: 226 million views
?1. Love Gnome by Anna Hrachovec: 340 million views