I think we can all agree with the fact that 2020 has truly been a rollercoaster ride of emotions. With so much happening around the globe, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. However, it’s weird that the only place I found comfort in was the internet because it made me realise that we’re all in this together. Right from super fun challenges to hella relatable memes, creators left no stone unturned in churning up content for grief-stricken people trying to use humour as a coping mechanism. Viral trends spread like wildfire in a forest! So, let’s take a walk down memory lane and appreciate some of the most viral trends that kept us going through the year that was 2020.

1. Socially Distanced Logos

Few brands like Audi, McDonalds and Coca-Cola re-designed their logos to promote social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Genius, isn’t it?

2. Instagram Challenges

Gesture, Flip The Switch, Quarantine Pillow, Safe Hands, Pass The Brush and It’s Tricky are just a few of the many challenges that kept us hooked to Instagram.

3. Dalgona Coffee/Banana Bread

I still remember whipping up some Dalgona coffee for myself and then skipping arm work out for a week. Can y’all relate?

4. Everything is Cake!

“Omg, why is he stabbing a cat! Wait, that’s a cake? What? Am I a cake, too?”

5. DIY Haircuts

Raise your hands if you’re still growing out the bangs you gifted yourself this pandemic!

6. Zoom Meetings/Online Classes

Nothing beats the feeling of unmuting yourself for attendance and then going off to sleep. Amirite or amirite?

7. Houseparty/Ludo King/Among Us

In Ludo, we don’t say “I Love You”, we simply don’t cut their best token and I think that’s beautiful.

8. Thrift Stores

With people realising the social cost of fast fashion, the concept of thrift stores became highly popular on Instagram and I’m all for it!

9. DD National > Netflix

I never realised how easy it was to make my parents feel proud of myself until I started waking up every morning to watch Ramayan and Mahabharat. I mean, I have a degree, you guys!

10. Playdate/Main Tera Edits

Not gonna lie, my resume still has ‘watching Playdate edits’ under the hobby section and I think that is exactly why I got this job!

11. 2020 Mood Calendar/Birthday Bingo

If your friends did not create a Birthday Bingo for you with all the embarrassing memories, are they even your real friends?

12. PUBG/TikTok/SheIn Ban

Where girls cried: Shein Ban

Where boys cried: PUBG Ban

Where everyone cried: TikTok Ban

13. Dialogues with Harmony

With earworms like Rasode Mein Kaun Tha, Biggini Shoot and Tommy, can we officially declare Yashraj Mukhate as our favourite content creator of the year?

14. Monolith Appearances

And just when I thought that I’ve seen everything in 2020, this happened.

15. Indian Matchmaking/Fabulous Lives Of Bollywood Wives

Let’s face it guys. 2020 would have been extremely boring without Seema Aunty and Maheep Kapoor‘s hilarious commentary on life.

16. Netflix Stream Fest

I think all my prayers were answered the day Netflix announced that it’s going free for 2 days. Don’t we all agree on that?

17. Celebrity Weddings/Pregnancies

If I had a penny for every time a celebrity announced their marriage this year, I would probably be rich enough to have a destination wedding at Lake Como in Italy.

18. Mental Health Matters

After everything we went through this year, it was only fair to spread awareness and normalise the importance of mental health in our lives. It was a welcome change to see people openly talk about the advantages of seeking therapy and it made my year.

So, no matter how troublesome 2020 was, it did change our lives for the better. Major props to these viral trends! Don’t you agree?

Which of these were your favourite viral trends of the year? Let us know in the comments!

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