The Brief: These memes poke fun at the f*ckboy, softboy, and eBoy archetypes by adding an unexpected fourth character into the mix.
F*ckboy, softboy, e-boy memes are four-panel image macros that display different types of boys. The fourth “boy” may not be a boy at all, but an animal or other non-human character. These memes make fun of the various internet-based stereotypes by adding something unexpected in the fourth panel.
This meme format started spreading on the Dank Memes subreddit in late August 2020. Some iterations have a picture of a dog in the fourth panel with the caption “good boy.”