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Hamster Death stories meme depicting a sleeping hamster.

Hamster Death Stories Meme

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Year:
2021
Origin
TikTok
Hamster Death stories meme depicting a sleeping hamster.

Hamster Death Stories

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Origin: TikTok
Year: 2021
Type: Cliché, Axiom

Added Jun 22, 2022 at 02:24PM EDT by Owe.

Updated Jun 22, 2022 at 05:40PM EDT by Zach.

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About

Hamster Death Stories, also known as Hamster Dying Stories or How Hamsters Die, refers to a cliché and axiom in memes about the strange, weird and unnatural ways that pet hamsters seem to always die. The concept's been referenced across social media on platforms like Twitter, Reddit and TikTok where creators share their childhood stories of dying hamsters. The trend became notable in early 2021 on TikTok.

Origin

On May 13th, 2021, TikToker[1] obviously.not.madi posted a video that asked her followers to share their funny stories on how their hamsters had died, claiming that hamsters die in the most "traumatic" ways. Over the course of one year, the video received roughly 3.3 million plays and 375,800 likes (shown below).



Spread

Many TikTokers in the comment section of obviously.not.madi's video started sharing their own traumatic hamster death stories. For instance, TikToker non_existent_person970 commented on May 25th, 2021, "I was doing math homework and it was on my bed. it looked at my computer and died. I'm convinced it's brain exploded from confusion," earning over 660 likes in two years (shown below).


NOTHING IS REAL I dont exist I was doing math homework and it was on my bed. it looked at my computer and died. I'm convinced it's brain exploded from confusion. 2021-5-25 Reply View more replies (6) 3: 663 Font

Going into May 2021, many TikTokers posted "stitches" with obviously.not.madi's video, relaying their hamster death stories. For instance, on May 18th, 2022, TikToker[2] ray8chel posted a stitch that earned roughly 34,000 plays and 1,300 likes in one year (shown below, left). On June 4th, 2021, FaZe Clan member FaZe Rug posted a TikTok stitch[3] about his hamster dying that earned roughly 1.4 million plays and 251,000 likes in one year (shown below, right).



On May 24th, 2021, Twitter[4] user jaxajueny posted a tweet that read, "Never in my life heard a story about a hamster dying peacefully. It’s always some crazy shit," earning roughly 135,400 likes in one year (shown below).


Boo 1₁ Popular gaslight gatekeep!? girlboss @JAjueny Never in my life heard a story about a hamster dying peacefully. It's always some crazy shit. 12:13 AM 5/24/21 Twitter for iPhone . 457 Retweets 73 Quote Tweets 8,791 Likes 27 ... Font Screenshot Multimedia

Jaxajueny's tweet was reposted to multiple platforms like Instagram[5] going into the remainder of May 2021. Additionally, many Twitter users posted replies to jaxajueny's tweet that provided their hamster death stories. For instance, on May 24th, 2021, Twitter[6] user BellHubie replied, "my sister ate mine," earning roughly 3,400 likes in one year (shown below, left). BellHubie's reply was reposted to Reddit's /r/cursedcomments[7] on May 28th, 2021 by Redditor Not-A-Myth, earning roughly 26,600 upvotes in one year (shown below, right).


Boo gaslight gatekeep !? girlboss @JAjueny Never in my life heard a story about a hamster dying peacefully. It's always some crazy shit. 11:13 PM 5/23/21 Twitter for iPhone . 1,747 Retweets 450 Quote Tweets 25.7K Likes 27 hubie /winnie bell @BellHubie. 22h Replying to @JAjueny my sister ate mine ... F ... Hamsters Font Screenshot gaslight gatekeep !? girlboss @JAjueny Never in my life heard a story about a hamster dying peacefully. It's always some crazy shit. 11:13 PM 5/23/21 Twitter for iPhone 1,747 Retweets 450 Quote Tweets 25.7K Likes 1.8k hubie /winnie bell @BellHubie. 22h Replying to @JAjueny my sister ate mine 82 SINGLE COMMENT THREAD Share TinyAlbinbjork 3h I had two brothers one of them ate all the food so one starved to death and the other one died from obesity. Reply 114 +B VIEW ALL Earl_the_Plumber 2h Sorry to hear about that, but what happened to your hamster? ... 88 Font Screenshot

The repost on /r/cursedcomments led to a subsequent thread of Redditors sharing their hamster death stories. A full-length discourse on the topic was reposted to Instagram[8] by the page bombuzzi on May 30th, 2021, earning roughly 46,400 likes in one year.

Going into 2022, multiple hamster death stories were shared across platforms as the cliché started to solidify itself in memes. For instance, on June 20th, 2022, Redditor Rulingbridge9 posted a meme about unnatural hamster deaths to /r/Memes [8] using the Train Hitting School Bus template, earning roughly 10,100 upvotes in two days (shown below).


2022 SCHOOL HIS The most unnatural death possible Hamsters Among Us Bus Automotive parking light Vehicle Sky Motor vehicle Automotive tire Tire Natural environment Wheel Mode of transport Window Asphalt Landscape Automotive exterior Fender Tread Travel Gas Automotive wheel system Truck

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aaa Pls tell me how ya'll hamsters di3d cuz these di3 from anything Stuy Lewis Mine disappeared for months then came out from behind the fridge missing hair, looked up at me and just died on the spot blue parents left me alone so I let my hamster free in my living room.. WHY DID HE RUN STRAIGHT INTO THE FIREPLACE.. I watched titanic to feel better They/Them He farted and gave himself like a heart attack- idk Hamsters Facial expression Product Font Line Happy Technology Michael @mshoulders321 Replying to @jaxajueny Mime literally bit me then died under couch. I will forget about that crazy bitch MA CARRY N aborin ASUY 7:19 AM · May 24, 2021 · Twitter for Android Yandeh Sallah Forehead Sleeve Gesture Jersey Font Smile Beard T-shirt yazmi @74frz. Jun 20 the hamster urge to die tragically and abruptly 125.3K 168.7K ↑ 262 yazmi @74frz my friends hamster had testicular cancer and became obsessed with eating his own balls and died 1:44 AM. Jun 21, 2022 Twitter for iPhone 226 Retweets 102 Quote Tweets 3,716 Likes ●●● A Tip Font


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External References

[1] TikTok – @obviously.not.madi

[2] TikTok – @ray8chel

[3] TikTok – @rug

[4] Twitter – @jaxajueny

[5] Instagram – @take.his.foreskin

[6] Twitter – @BellHubie

[7] Reddit – /r/cursedcomments

[8] Reddit – /r/memes

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