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Harambe Was Taken From Us Over a Year Ago, So Let’s Remember Our Favorite Gorilla with the Dankest of Memes


On May 28th, 2016 (the year of celebrity deaths), a hero was taken from us too soon. In case you’ve been living under a rock this past year, our lord and savior Harambe, above, was a gorilla who was killed by the Cincinnati Zoo’s Dangerous Animal Response Team after a 4-year-old child crawled into the gorilla enclosure.

Because 2016 was a messed up year, the internet latched onto the gorilla, and his death soon became the year’s biggest meme, pissing off the Cincinnati Zoo as everyone pledged to get their #DicksOutForHarambe.

Now, a year later, what better way to remember our fallen friend than with the dankest memes surrounding his death.

(And, yes, that sentence hurt to type, but I’ll do anything for a loved one gone too soon)

Like, when Danny Trejo offered his condolences:

When there was a petition to immortalize Harambe as a Pokémon:


When someone created shot glasses in honor of Harambe, so you can take a shot for Harambe, because he took one for you:

When the Minnesota Vikings honored Harambe before their games with  #SpoonsOutForHarambe:

When these icons sang this beautiful Harambe/Backstreet Boys mash-up:

And, who could forget when someone paid $100,000 for a Harambe-shaped Cheeto?

RIP Harambe, thanks for the memeories.

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