NOTE: Our hearts and thoughts go out to all those affected by Hurricane Irma. We understand that this is a very serious situation and are in no way making light of the effects of the storm. This article is simply meant to showcase a cultural phenomenon that occurred before the storm among college students.
Before Hurricane Irma hit, Florida college students responded by doing what they do best: making memes. Before the storm hit Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram were “flooded” with funny jokes about Hurricane Irma. Everyone was nervous about the impacts of the storm, but humor brought the Florida community together- one meme at a time.
Creative Facebook events were made…
This event went straight to the heart of sorority girls everywhere.
Political groups on campus chimed in.
Hamilton fans came up with a musical solution.
Some throwback *NSYNC and Mean Girls events were created.
This event paid homage to that one person we all know who is “technically a junior”.
And lastly, the events became self-aware and super meta.
Floridians across the state also came through with some great memes…
The outpouring of memes and events just shows how even when faced with a hurricane, Floridians unite over one common bond – their love of internet humor.