While the man was having a panic attack, the internet saw the scene fitting perfectly into several relatable life experiences.
The Last of Us has taken over the hearts and attention of critics, gamers, and regular audiences alike since it aired on HBO Max. The story of Joel and Ellie's journey through the post-apocalyptic world after the outbreak of a bizarre pandemic has gained favorable ratings as well. But along with that, the show has given birth to a barrage of memes that are cracking people up across the social media sphere.
Right after the sixth episode of the show aired, people couldn't help but interpret a particular scene from the story in several hilarious contexts. A photoset of Pedro Pascal's character Joel can be seen from three different angles as he holds onto a pole during a panic attack. The photoset went viral as people started putting their own relatable spin on it.
Here are the best of the Joel memes that we could find, and hopefully, you can relate to him as well. And if you can't, maybe just start watching the show already!
#TheLastOfUs Joel having anxiety attacks while the world collapses around him and while he’s trying to do a job is extremely relatable. pic.twitter.com/E7dAXKK6BV— Tauriq Moosa (@tauriqmoosa) February 21, 2023
me every week after an episode of #TheLastOfUs pic.twitter.com/wj6UIjAWZb— Tabby Avery (@awantobreakfree) February 20, 2023
me after sending one (1) email pic.twitter.com/MBYCmuAFLL— Natalie Flores (@heartimecia) February 21, 2023
Worst person you know just made a very good point pic.twitter.com/rJQG8HhaqE— Anisa Sanusi (@studioanisa) February 22, 2023
When you step on your puppy’s paw and can’t explain to him that you didn’t do it on purpose pic.twitter.com/tcsqltnsMq— rogue scone (@fckboyseatpizza) February 22, 2023
it’s only Thursday pic.twitter.com/cc0l49wfRj— Becca Davila (@beccaedav) February 23, 2023
when your ex refers to u as a friend pic.twitter.com/tQIVPT5Y0M— Cilantro.email@example.com (@bb_apes) February 22, 2023
Me after saying "No worries if not" yet again pic.twitter.com/LW3R8uXemP— Kris Wall (@KrisWall84) February 22, 2023
me after writing one sentence pic.twitter.com/bpDTyf2fL6— ysabelle: suffering writer (@ysabellesua) February 21, 2023
Walked through Times Square without getting harassed by a Free Comedy Show guy pic.twitter.com/4MVAduXJWa— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) February 22, 2023
Me after experiencing a minor inconvenience pic.twitter.com/61BYxVlkLc— Ed Zitron (@edzitron) February 23, 2023
Meredith Grey leaves Grey’s Anatomy tonight after 19 seasons of nearly dying via bomb and mass shooter and plane crash and drowning and being attacked by a patient and hospital fire and giving birth in a power outage and Covid pic.twitter.com/eFdvXWoiEw— Justin Kirkland (@justinkirkland4) February 23, 2023
"I'm sorry the ice cream machine is broken." https://t.co/4RjWJiZ1tP pic.twitter.com/1bxTIX7ElM— Chef Andy Lunique (@AndyLunique) February 22, 2023
me at the top of the stairs pic.twitter.com/FV3wF5jvB5— Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) February 21, 2023
When I want to sit on my couch but I put all the unfolded clothes on the couch pic.twitter.com/Dq09dsNHdE— Jennifer McAuliffe (@JenniferJokes) February 22, 2023
mailing something pic.twitter.com/XA0ytPgwMS— alex (@alex_abads) February 22, 2023
[Missed call from: Supervisor]"Call me when you're back. Just wanna have a quick chat about something." pic.twitter.com/hwapuF5R7N— Christopher Tubbs (@TheDailyStoic) February 23, 2023
When your kid eats the leftovers you were thinking about all day pic.twitter.com/h6VsPwA5FY— Jordan Maison (@JordanMaison) February 23, 2023
me when you you you when you when when wheeen when when you whENNN pic.twitter.com/FGzq9jPFO0— saira (@sairaspooks) February 22, 2023
Me when all the youths want to stand in line for another ride at Disneyland after we’ve been at the park for 10 hours pic.twitter.com/BEf9mDWZif— quantEMania🍓 (@_EMMinem) February 22, 2023
introverts who said yes to plans with other people when the day of those plans arrives: pic.twitter.com/XqTmMBFgRc— J.R.R. Jokien 🗡️🏹🪓 (@joshcarlosjosh) February 23, 2023
When your PS5 aggressively beeps at you because you turned it off wrong. pic.twitter.com/ZkP5xzbxmN— Greg Miller (@GameOverGreggy) February 23, 2023
Animorphs fans realizing that their 40th birthday is right around the corner pic.twitter.com/ecSkx47Dc1— Animorphing Time Podcast (@animorphingtime) February 22, 2023
Me trying to come up with something pithy, amusing, yet insightful to say with the Joel panic attack meme: pic.twitter.com/ddk5UgRGx4— Josh Scherr (@joshscherr) February 22, 2023