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The Pop Tart Mascot Is the Perfect Final Meme for 2023

The Pop Tart Mascot Is the Perfect Final Meme for 2023

In the final days of 2023, the Internet has found its last and arguably most absurd meme of the year – the Pop Tart mascot.

The frosted figure became an instant viral icon when it made its debut during the Pop Tart Bowl between Kansas State and North Carolina State.

With a stadium full of football fans watching, the human-sized puff pastry popped up onto a toaster stage with more glee than necessary, holding a tiny sign that said, “Dreams really do come true.” Then, all eyes watched in a mix of awe and horror as it slowly descended into the toaster and popped out as an edible snack for Kansas players to eat.

When you think about it, the pop tart mascot is the perfect meme to represent all other 2023 memes. Before the anthropomorphic pop tart became our new Roman Empire, the internet looked on in adoration and fear as killer whales organized (orcanized?) against humanity. Social media had fun with another childhood nostalgic treat with McDonald’s Grimace Shakes, of course taking things to places they should have never gone. And just like no one expected pop tarts to have A Moment in the year of our Lord 2023, did anyone anticipate Kevin James taking over the internet this year? Of course not!

And just like every other meme-worth moment of the year, the internet did its thing one final time:

Cue the bald eagle sound!

The look of joy on its face is actually devastating.

Scary accurate.

Talk about burying the lede.

Wait, who’s Batman in this situation?

They just don’t get it.

This is unfortunately all too real.

Can you imagine taking communion with a pop tart?

There’s even dozens of posts making a distinct connection between another larger-than-life figure who gave up his body so that others may have life.

As we say goodbye to 2023, let’s raise a toast (or a toasted tart) to the Pop Tart mascot – the unexpected hero that the Internet didn’t know it needed, but now can’t live without.

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