When Ariana Grande released her single "Thank U, Next" on the heels of her breakup with Pete Davidson, the internet expected a diss track. Instead, we got an appreciative tune about valuing the lessons heartbreak can teach. In reference to her three ex-boyfriends - Big Sean, Mac Miller, and Pete Davidson - Grande sings, "One taught me love, one taught me patience, and one taught me pain."
Twitter decided these lyrics could apply to things other than heartbreak, however; everything from the Shrek trilogy and the various iterations of Flamin' Hot Cheetos got the "One Taught Me" treatment. Below are some of the best "Thank U, Next" memes the internet has to offer.
About Those Red Flags...
one taught me love, one taught me patience, one taught me that if he hasn't introduced me to any of his friends after three months something is up— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) November 6, 2018
There Is Just ME and MY Swamp!
one taught me love, one taught me patience, one taught me pain pic.twitter.com/jcPkfsmHH4— Ayo Edebiri (@ayoedebiri) November 5, 2018
The One Where She Appreciated Her Exes For The Lessons They Taught Her
one taught me love,— Kat Angus (@katangus) November 5, 2018
one taught me patience,
and one taught me pain pic.twitter.com/Hq7znxjzuA