The Brief: Relieved Denzel Washington memes are being used all over social media to convey moments of reassurance and solace.
In 1998, Denzel Washington plays a gritty police detective who is after a serial killer in the Warner Bros. film, Fallen. According to KnowYourMeme, one of the most intense scenes of the movie depicts John Hobbes (Denzel Washington’s character) discussing the purpose of man on Earth with one of his fellow detectives. The suspenseful lead up to the answer ends with the police station telephone ringing which causes Denzel Washington’s character to sigh with relief.
The “Relieved Denzel Washington Meme” has been used all over the internet, especially Twitter. Originally, the meme became popularized as a gif and has since transformed into a clever response for (nearly) heart dropping situations like when you thought your favorite celebrity died.
Relieved Denzel Washington Meme in Action:
Seeing a famous name trending, clicking on it and then getting that GIF of Denzel Washington looking relieved from FALLEN is this era's RickRolling. It's only going to get worse. pic.twitter.com/cXhmM6uPOu
— Fletcher Munson (@RealBeano) March 25, 2020
Seen Katt Williams trending…Bruh I swear this shit has got to end 😂😂😂 I thought my guy had it. pic.twitter.com/XFafVdd7wY
— Damari Real Talk Gee (@DamariGee) April 2, 2020
Saw David Letterman trending and… well… you know the rest pic.twitter.com/EbQBFp176w
— JOEL (@realJoelMerical) April 2, 2020
Don’t scare me Twitter. This is me after notice#ColinFirth was trending pic.twitter.com/wdvVxeZp9X
— Sandra Solano (@sandrasolano) November 6, 2019
Saw Keanu Reeves trending and ngl absolutely panicked. But of course, it's just more lovely wholesome content. pic.twitter.com/udVxyU36ZA
— Minnie (@theminniequinn) November 5, 2019
PAUL RUDD IS TRENDING..DON'T YOU TAKE HIM 2019! pic.twitter.com/ayU191NvQL
— 🍺 𝙆𝙀𝙂 🍺 ❁ (@_KEG_) October 17, 2019
Literally me checking why Jonah Hill is trending pic.twitter.com/OBqb2L5txI
— s. (@SemajSwaginn) October 16, 2019