The Brief: Memes featuring a man wearing pajamas and holding a pillow have gone viral on the subreddit me_irl.

Bluesquiggle
DEEP DIVE

Pajama guy memes started spreading on r/me_irl after user ItsaMeHibob24 posted a stock photo of an old man wearing PJ’s and holding a pillow with the caption “my school is having a ‘meme day’ where we can dress like a meme…r/me_irl please make this image a meme so I can wear pajamas.” This post received over 60,000 upvotes in one day and has inspired numerous other image macro memes featuring the same stock photo.

me irl
by inme_irl

These recent old man in pajamas memes are not to be confused with the “Pajama Boy” memes of 2013.

me irl
byu/_maxjacobs_ inme_irl

This Reddit user has the reality-altering power of Thanos…

me irl
byu/Meme_Titans inme_irl

me_irl
by inme_irl

Me irl
by inme_irl

me_irl
by inme_irl

Stonks: 

me_irl
byu/zlftbabe inme_irl

Me💤irl
byu/hit_ur_yeet inme_irl

It is Wednesday and it’s time to sleep, my dudes.

me_irl
byu/eyalchen inme_irl

An imagine meme made by pajama gang:

me_irl
byu/Sp33dHunter48 inme_irl