Nature is Healing, We Are The Virus ... Memes

Some memes capture the perfect confluence of satire and absurdity. And it’s through those memes we know that nature is truly healing.

“We are the virus” memes started as a joke making fun of posts (some fake) about how nature was returning to its natural state with humans stuck home quarantining. The posts reeked of ecofascism, blaming people for the faults of the human systems (*cough* capitalism *cough*) that drive pollution and climate change. Even still, dolphins in the Venice canals, drunk elephants in tea gardens—it was all too absurd to be true, and much of it was.

But not nearly as absurd as the memes that they inspired. Here are some of our favorites.