The internet is currently flooded with numerous iconic memes depicting characters and animals from all over the world. People and animals from the real world, living very real lives. Yes, it’s a very basic and obvious fact, but to be completely honest, I hardly ever give it any thought when I use these memes in my daily life. After Laney Griner uploaded a picture of her son Sam attempting to eat sand to Flickr in 2007, the meme was born. The image first gained notoriety as a meme with the caption “I Hate Sandcastles,” which implied that the boy had just destroyed a sandcastle made by a different child. Laney Griner apparently didn’t like the meme’s context because she thought it made her son appear to be a bully when in reality he loved building sandcastles. The woman embraced the “Success Kid” meme after it was developed, though. Since then, the image has been used in numerous advertisements, Hot Topic t-shirts, Xbox screensavers, and a variety of other places. In late September 2012, a few of Grumpy Cat’s photos were published on Reddit, where her real name was Tardar Sauce. The cat was renowned for having a perpetually grumpy expression due to an underbite and feline dwarfism. The official Instagram account of Grumpy Cat has more than 2.5 million followers. Based on a picture of Kabosu, a Shiba Inu adopted from a rescue organization, that the owner posted to her personal blog in 2010, the meme first gained popularity in 2013. Kabosu is seen in the image sitting on a couch and glaring sideways at the camera while raising his eyebrows.