parenting The 20 Greatest Babies in Internet History  

Ariel Kana
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List Rules Extremely popular viral baby videos or baby-based memes that aren't terrible.

Baby memes and videos have been a staple of the Internet since the very beginning of viral videos. From the famous "Dancing Baby," to "Charlie Bit My Finger," to "Success Kid," and some of the most famous images to have ever hit the web. These funny baby meme pictures of famous babies in history (OK, maybe "infamous" is more accurate here), will have you laughing like crazy.

Be it a video, a picture, or a meme, these babies will tickle you pink and brighten your day with their cute smiles and baby giggles. Babies are innocent, squishy, adorable, and joyous enough in and of themselves. They're a constant source of fun, family-friendly entertainment that can be enjoyed by all. So buckle your seat belts and get ready for some adorable and hilarious babies coming your way in the form of these baby memes.

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The Scared Baby

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Video: YouTube

This little guy has become one of the most well-known .gifs used regularly to express surprise or disgust in regards to the post being talked about.

His name is Emerson, and the popular .gif came from a viral video off of YouTube featuring little Emerson playing happily with his throne of toys, that is, until his mother would blow her nose. This would scare the baby temporarily, reacting with such surprise that the Internet immediately fell in love with him.

He's arguably the cutest baby on this list. I will fight you on this.

The most well-known moment comes at 00:43
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Two Babies Who Talk in Baby

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Video: YouTube

In early 2011, this video of two babies seemingly talking to each other in complete gibberish hit the front page of Reddit, leading it to be posted pretty much everywhere else on the Internet and then on television a few weeks later.

Remixes and other videos were made immediately, most notably by comedian Patton Oswalt. With over 70 million views, the video has made the babies involved some of the most Internet famous babies in history. It's like they're making fun of us. In the right state of mind, this video could lead you to an existential crisis.


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This Little Guy

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Video: YouTube

There's nothing better than a baby's laughter. (Except on an airplane. For some reason, parents don't seem to realize that the sound of a baby squealing with delight is just as loud and awful as that of a baby shrieking in agony.) (Am I a bad person?) This little fella is just having himself a hell of a time listening to [who I presume is] his dad making sounds. This could easily be the best day of his life so far.

He was also one of the first babies to go viral once YouTube began, garnering over 150 million views across multiple videos, getting on countless news stations and even being the choice clip shown to The Queen of England upon her visiting YouTube headquarters in 2008.
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Success Kid

Success Kid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 20 Greatest Babies in Internet History
Photo: via Reddit

You've seen "Success Kid" before. Plenty of times. He's a little man named Sammy whose mom took a picture of him that went up on Getty Images in 2007. Then in 2008 (aka the Golden Age of the Internet when .gifs were still used to communicate and page backgrounds were allowed to be sparkly), the popular photoshop of "Success Kid" (then known as the "I Hate Sand Castles" kid) made the rounds on sites like MySpace.

Once this took off, Sammy became extremely common throughout the Internet as a picture anyone can use to express their excitement at something relatively mundane.

And once he was made into an Advice Animal (first seen in this form as uploaded to Reddit), much like most other Advice Animal memes, he became ubiquitous around the web.
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