When you have to tell someone no but you want to spare their feelings.
Viral content is a strange and nuanced beast. It encompasses all manner of topics, from lifestyle, to pop culture, health, music, art, animals, and more.
There are stories about people's travel escapades, animals being saved from distress, human compassion, and even public safety. LifeBuzz is a place where you can find human interest stories alongside celebrity roundups next to a collection of images of animals acting like jerks -- and the diversity of it all is what makes it so fun to click through.
But there's one form of viral content so pure and beautiful that we have to give it special praise. We use them to express ourselves, laugh, and waste time during the day, paying homage to the myriad emotions that they take us through.
That's right: We're talking about the animal GIF, the foundation on which the rest of Internet absurdity can stand. These are possibly the 44 best animal GIFs of all time, and each one is like the answer to a question you didn't realize your soul was asking. Enjoy.
When you refuse to live out your father's dream of becoming an NBA star.
When you want to prove that you're ready to win gold in Pyeongchang 2018.
When you know how important it is to show support to your bestie.
When you lied about eating the leftovers but everyone knows it's you.
When today is the day you made headlines.
When you look like a badass but understand the importance of staying sanitary.
When you can't hide the fact that you're always judging.
When someone offers to rub your head but then thinks they can stop any time they want.
When two things you'd never think would go together fit together perfectly.
When you're filled with the worst kind of regret.
When you're just trying to get your snack on but life is too complicated.
When you're driving away from grandma's house and she won't go inside until you're gone.
When you know how to mock your friend just enough to push their buttons.
When you love to travel but are a total diva about it.
When the squad shows up at the club but the bouncer turns you away.
When you've got that one friend who is always extra for selfies.
When you try to be graceful but those hips just don't lie/
When you see someone at the airport and things feel dramatic.
When someone wakes you up from a nap and you don't know whether to kill them or thank them.
When you're a really nice guy until someone tries to cross you.
When you've got trick and you're not afraid to show them.
When you've given up on life but snacking is a habit.
When you've had too much coffee and someone has to talk you down.
When someone tries to jock your style and it's just not acceptable.
When it's time for payback after one too many Thanksgivings.
When you weren't prepared for things to move so fast.
When you have to intervene with the darn kids.
When you're new on the scene and feeling positive.
When you're trying to understand why your friend is the way that they are.
When you make a choice and then immediately regret it.
When you give no f**ks about literally anything in this world.
When someone is telling a story and you stopped listening hours ago.
When you try to prove you're strong but everyone knows you just ain't got it.
When life comes at you fast.
When you get that new bedding and the world feels new again.
When you get a sibling and have to learn how to keep your parents' attention.
When you're falling asleep but someone is trying to talk to you.
When someone tries to interrupt snack time and that just isn't cool.
When you're sick of these darn kids and their darn smart phones.
When she's way more into you than you are into her.
When you try to move forward in life but things keep getting in your way.
When things don't work out the way you planned, but you'll keep trying.
And finally, when you're gliding through life with no problems at all.