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My Hands Look Like This is an image macro series comparing the hands of a man and a woman, captioned with a confession that the man"s hands are dirty and worn in order to provide financial stability for the woman.

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On August 17th, 2015, FunnyJunk<1> user professoraquard posted a photograph of a man"s dirty hand next to a clean woman"s hand, along with a paragraph explaining how he works hard to make his wife happy:

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"I work daylight to dark. Bust my knuckles, my back and my butt. I hurt all day every day and take it to the max every second. When I feel like giving up, I just think about my wife and think about how this work is helping our household. There"s not a more important person in my life than her. My hands look like this, so hers can look like that."


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On January 5th, 2016, a photo of a dirt-covered man"s hand next to a manicured woman"s hand was uploaded to 9gag<3> with the caption "My hands look like this, so hers could look like that," which gained more than 12,500 points and 780 comments over the next 14 months (shown below, left). On January 12th, Redditor LouisPillsHere submitted a screenshot of a similar social media post to /r/whiteknighting<4> (shown below, right).

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On October 25th, the Garlic Bread Memes Facebook<6> page posted an image macro of a person holding a loaf of garlic bread (shown below, left). On November 27th, the
vaginarwhals<5> Instagram feed posted a picture of a hand peeling a tangerine next to a photo of a hand with stickers on the nails (shown below, right). Within four months, the post gathered upwards of 50,000 likes and 2,000 comments.

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On January 15th, 2017, Twitter<2> user
shutyourhell posted photographs of chicken"s feet with the caption "his hands look like this so hers can look like this" (shown below, left). Within three months, the tweet gained over 1,000 likes and 430 retweets. On January 22nd, the
jimdidntcarrey Instagram feed posted a photograph of a man with breadstick hands next to a picture of hot dogs with finger nails, which gathered more than 57,000 likes over the next three months (shown below, right).

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<1> FunnyJunk – a true husband

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