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The top GIFs of 2017 are a knitting gnome and the blinking white guy

It’s nearing the end of the year, which means more End of Year lists. Today is perhaps the most important, with GIPHY’s list showcasing the most popular GIFs of the year. In a year rife with sad, frustrating, and depressing news, it’s heartwarming to know that the most used GIF of 2017 was Brooklyn artist Anna Hrachovec’s super cute Love Gnome. The GIF shows a looping crocheted gnome knitting a love heart that flies into the air and straight to #1 (and our hearts) with 340 million views.

Coming in second is a reaction GIF we can all relate to: White Guy Blinking, which generated 226 million views. Used extensively across Twitter and Facebook, this GIF essentially became the embodiment of mild, polite disbelief. There’s…

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