In 2012, GIF was named the word of the year by the Oxford English Dictionary. And ever since, expressing your thoughts through words has become a thing of the past.
Why would we say what we feel when we can just show exactly how we feel with a GIF? In 2019, everything was fair game to become a GIF — music, movies and people were used to tell our friends just how excited we were for the weekend or how much we were dreading Monday. The top 10 GIFs of the year reflect how people collectively felt in 2019.
Here are the most popular GIFs of 2019, according to GIPHY:
10. Khalid happy dancing
Khalid's carefree dancing from his "Young Dumb and Broke" music video is exactly the kind of feel-good energy everyone should strive to have.
9. "No Way SMH" by Desus & Mero
You know that moment when someone texts you and you can barely get through reading the message before you're just shaking your head like "nope nope nope?" That's probably when you sent this GIF this year.
8. "I Love You Hearts" by Mia Page
This has to be the most wholesome GIF of the year. We needed all the love we could get this year and with 181.6 million views, people were clearly feeling these sweet little hearts hugging.
7. Keanu Reeves "Thank You" by Netflix
Even though Keanu Reeves doesn't see much screentime in the Netflix film "Always Be My Maybe," he did give us this perfect GIF. For that, he earned his rightful spot on this list.
6. "Happy Cheering" by Bluesbear
This is just undeniably cute and millions of other people thought so — 197.3 million to be exact. Everyone loves cute things, so its no wonder it made the list.
5. "Great Job" by Bounce TV
Sometimes you just need a solid, no-fuss "thumbs up" GIF and it looks like this one of Carl Anthony Payne from Bounce TV’s "Last Call" did the trick for most people this year.
4. "Happy Good Morning" by Samm Henshaw
British singer Samm Henshaw is bringing all the good vibes in this GIF. Yeah, yeah yeah!
3. Nick Jonas saying "hello"
This very simple GIF shows that maybe saying "hi" is hard to do sometimes. Luckily, we had Nick Jonas to do it for us. It's a bit surprising that this made it so high up on the list, but considering the Jonas Brothers had a huge comeback this year, maybe it's not so random after all.
2. Angry glare from "Shameless"
This little girl's perfect angry reaction from the Showtime series "Shameless" is exactly what everyone sent when they were faced with something they very much did not want to do this year.
1. "And I Oop" by Jasmine Masters
The absolute most used, most iconic GIF of the year is none other than Jasmine Masters from "RuPaul's Drag Race." Not only is this GIF No. 1 on the list, but the phrase, "and I oop" has become a meme and even made its way into the internet lexicon. "And I Oop" is a cultural sensation and deserves the top spot on this list.
Here's to 2020 and all the GIFs to come.