"Cliff wife" memes are now a thing thanks to this YouTuber's shock video
28 May 2019, 17:28
We're just as confused as you are.
YouTuber Shonduras posted an extremely dramatic video over the weekend, detailing the terrifying moment his wife had the “near-death experience” of falling off of a cliff.
Posting the video from his family trip to Hawaii, Shonduras - aka Shaun McBride - shared a clip that shows the moment that his wife Jenny McBride fell from the path they were walking on and tumbled down the rocks, landing on a beach.
"I literally thought I was going to die," Jenny McBride sobbed afterwards. "I'm lucky to be here and not even have a broken bone, just [have] a really, really sore body.”
But despite the “terrifying” experience, she escaped the incident mostly unharmed, with just a few scrapes and bruises and was able to carry on the walk with her family.
After the fall, Shonduras claimed the event would change the family’s lives forever, writing in the video's caption that “this really was a life changing experience that has changed our perspective on life, family, and each other".
The only issue? The fall wasn't anywhere near as dramatic as Shonduras described it being so, of course, despite it not being intended to be funny, the incident has offered us countless memes. Let's run through some of the best...
Predictably, some of us had questions about the definition of "a cliff".
Me after watching the cliff wife video pic.twitter.com/rNZ4eZ3qUn— 2 Mello (@MelloMakes) May 25, 2019
Me: I saw my wife fall off a cliff— fishy 🐠 (@fishbowel) May 25, 2019
What you expected:
"Cliff wife" was quickly added to the already surprisingly large category of "meme wives"...
crying laughing alone in the car at all the different wives of online. just ruining my makeup. curvy wife, elf wife, the wife who was emailed, the wife who fell off a cliff. every day a new wife for us to guffaw about. an endless parade of wives.— elizabeth 🌱 (@spindlypete) May 25, 2019
i love my curvy wife whom fall off cliff— helen (@helen) May 25, 2019
I love my Wife. I hate it when she falls off a Cliff. I love when our video about it Goes Viral, though I hate to think of what could’ve happened in a Matter of Seconds.— Alex Press (@alexnpress) May 25, 2019
There was a lot of confusion, tbh, about how we should feel...
I miss my wife so much. I would give anything just to be able to watch her fall off a cliff— keith buckley (@deathoftheparty) May 25, 2019
Staring - GLARING - at a picture of a cliff. I’ve never been angrier. How dare a cliff try to harm a Wife?— rob delaney (@robdelaney) May 26, 2019
Poetry, as it turns out, sums up the incident perfectly...
"I watched my wife fall off a cliff" is in iambic tetrameter, which means it scans with every other line of some Emily Dickinson poems.— Surly Jackson (@JoannaMang) May 26, 2019
I watched my wife fall off a cliff
And tumble towards the sea
Because I could not stop her plunge
She kindly stopped for me
And so does Avril Lavigne, apparently.
he was a cliff— tex avery woolf (@sprtnght) May 26, 2019
she was my wife
can i make it any more obvious?
Cute animal pictures didn't manage to escape the meme either.
when will my wife return from the cliff pic.twitter.com/qsxcuURbFQ— dr. talia jane (@itsa_talia) May 26, 2019
please. my wife. she fell off a cliff. pic.twitter.com/bAhfIG7q1d— jonny sun (@jonnysun) May 26, 2019
Life comes at you fast, I guess...
you’re off twitter for one morning and suddenly someone’s wife fell off a cliff— Jill Gutowitz (@jillboard) May 25, 2019
And now there's a new life goal for us all to aim for.
I wanna be somebody’s cliff wife— psyduck fan ʲᵃʳ*ᵈ (@PretendMaker) May 27, 2019
Is it time to unplug the internet yet, please?