Memes save lives.
17-year-old Nate Masterson can attest to that. Though he stood outside death’s door for a while, he found the will to live all because of a meme.
“I was lying in a coma. Not feeling anything. You know, comatose. And then, I just sensed something… wonderful. Something exquisite. Something GLORIOUS! All of a sudden, I knew what it was. And I wasn’t going to let anything get in the way of me LOLing over a hysterical meme! Not even indefinite unconsciousness.”
Nate’s father, Ryan, had the genius idea to introduce a meme into an otherwise tragic situation. “It was really just a last-ditch attempt. I knew my boy had a thing for memes, but I didn’t think asking him if he’d like to see one would actually be enough to wake him up. I didn’t realize that his connection to memes was so strong.”
“We all have different motivations in life—love, ambition, social justice—to name a few. But for me, it was and will always be… memes,” Nate waxed poetic when talking about his beloved online treasure. “Because of memes, I found the strength to carry on. Because of memes, there is still hope for my future. Because of memes, I will get married someday, have children, and instruct them in the glorious, honorable way of memes. Really, I owe it all to memes.”
When asked about using memes as a treatment option for mental and physical health, trained mematic psychologist Lindsay Everton said, “Memes work wonders. Recently, I heard about a husband who was trying to save his train wreck of a marriage, but then he showed his wife a funny meme and—poof!—marriage restored.”
Now employed as an advocacy intern at the Department of Health Services, Nate travels the country inspiring others to take charge of their health once and for all by committing to spending more time staring at screens, even if it means ignoring responsibilities and/or people.