By Carly Stern For Dailymail. Giphy has released its round-up of the most popular GIFs of the year, and though some are some no-brainers, others may come as a surprise. Some seem to tap into universal truths better than others, making them go-tos to express particular emotions.
Others are just cute. But one thing that every GIF in the top 25 have in common? Each was shared at least 32 million times this year. Love Gnome by Anna Hrachovec, million views. The most popular GIF clocked in at million views in , after being first uploaded at the end of It shows a stop-motion gnome that has been knit from yarn. It starts knitting himself, making a heart that then flies away. American artist Anna Hrachovec shared the GIF in response to the election results, but people who shared it from there moved way beyond the political.
White Guy Blinking, million views. In , video game site Giant Bomb uploaded a video in its Unprofessional Fridays series, in which podcaster Drew Scanlon blinks in surprise and disbelief at something another person said. Over three years later, someone cut the reaction into a GIF — which is now frequently used on social media to express surprise, disbelief, and incredulousness.
The Fall Out Boy Llama, million views. An odd GIF of the llamas dancing in front of a purple background went viral. Excited NFL Celebration, million views. During a game against the New York Giants, Washington Redskins star Junior Gallette celebrated a sack with a happy dance — that perfectly captures a lot of happy feelings.
Good Morning, million views. This GIF was used a whopping million times this year to wish people a good morning — with a very happy cup of coffee. Golden State Warriors fans dancing in the stands during the playoffs provided a great GIF for celebrating this year. According to Giphy, it's used mostly within political commentary on Reddit. Haters Gonna Hate, million views. Of course, the thought bubble with the words 'haters gonna hate' was not in the original movie.
Swedish Artist Jonas Mosesson has created several food-based GIFs, but this banana flashing its — uh — banana has been especially popular. Most people who see this cranky, tired baby from the Lifetime show Little Women LA have the identical thought going through their heads: Same, baby. Robert Redford Smile, million views. The GIF was lifted from the western film Jeremiah Johnson and is used to offer a nod of approval.
T-Swift Kick, million views. It's the moment that Taylor, after drawing a caricature of Andy Sandberg, engages in a choreographed fight sequence with the actor and kicks him into a wall. Rafael Nadal, million views. Nothing says 'victory! Madelaine Petsch, million views. Riverdale star Madelaine Petsch's exaggerating wink is a favorite among fans of the show, who use it to flirt, punctuate jokes, or drop hints. Trump and the Eclipse, 76 million views. Donald Trump didn't heed warnings not to look at the solar eclipse unprotected this summer.
He stared right at it sans special glasses — a moment that inspired laughter, memes, and this GIF. Maxine Waters, 73 million views. Using a procedural interruption, she repeatedly told him she was 'reclaiming my time' to direct him back to the original question. Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Jump, 47 million views. Super Bowl viewers went wild for this awkward moment of the halftime show, when Gaga supposedly jumped off the top of the stadium to the stage inside. The moment was actually pre-recorded, and Gaga's jump was not from the top of the stadium.
Nicole Kidman Clapping, 32 million views. The internet could not get over the odd way Nicole Kidman held her hands while clapping at the Academy Awards. A month later when Ellen DeGeneres asked her to explain, she insisted, 'I do not clap like that, that is a weird lens. However, she added: 'It's the Cinderella thing, you borrow these expensive jewels and I'm like, 'You must not damage these diamonds!
The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. So how many have YOU seen? Giphy reveals the most popular GIFs of , including a waving pug, a sleepy baby, and the blinking white guy Giphy, the GIF website, ranked the most-viewed GIFs of the year Said million people shared billion GIFs every day The most popular, with million views, is of a knit gnome knitting a heart Other favorites are a knitting gnome, Nicole Kidman clapping, and Donald Trump looking at the eclipse By Carly Stern For Dailymail.
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