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From the 9th Annual Shorty Awards GIF of the Year

Ah, the humble GIF. In the span of a few short seconds, it can sum up our complex emotions, and help us tell the world exactly how we feel—and it only gets more impactful with each loop. Although there are millions of great GIFs that are perfect for so many of life’s little moments, these are the GIFs from this year that we came back to over and over and over and over and over…

The Shorty Award for GIF of the Year is presented by Watchable, the video streaming platform that brings the web’s best shows and networks to every device.

If you’re a brand looking for recognition for your use of social media in this space, enter the Best Animated GIF Shorty Award.