The Brief: This Friday lands on March 13th. Amidst a viral pandemic, things are feeling extra gloomy, inspiring a virtual cornucopia of Friday the 13th 2020 memes.

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Friday the 13th 2020 memes mark this superstitious holiday, often noting a correlation between the infamous date and negative happenings in the world. Mercury is out of retrograde, but Friday the 13th is coming up and this Friday, March 13, 2020 is set to be a doozy.

Whether or not you believe that Friday the 13th is unlucky, there’s no denying that things are feeling spoopy, largely due to the global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Some Coronavirus + Friday The Thirteenth movie mashup memes:

Many people have noted just how long, exhausting, and terrifying the first half of March and the first few months of 2020 have been.

They had us in the first half not gonna lie…

A friendly reminder that this Sunday is the Ides of March:

If the Coronavirus has you working from home or quarantined, Friday could be the perfect day to snuggle up on the couch and watch scary movies (or comedies if the world is feeling scary enough as is).

In addition to providing some comic relief, Friday the 13th 2020 memes can bring us some comfort in knowing that we’re not alone in our anxieties and fears about the state of the world. Stay safe, wash your hands, and try not to touch your face.