'I love you 3000' memes are going viral and it's all thanks to Avengers: Endgame

29 April 2019, 17:42 | Updated: 29 April 2019, 17:56

By Sam Prance

Avengers: Endgame has birthed the 'I love you 3000' meme and it's legendary...

WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS HUGE AVENGERS: ENDGAME SPOILERS.

Avengers: Endgame is responsible for the 'I love you 3000' meme and its meaning will ruin you.

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It is finally here. After months of waiting, Marvel have released Avengers: Endgame and fans are living for it. From the brilliant memes to the heartbreaking deaths, the entire world can't stop talking about Endgame and it's easy to see why. It's moving, it's hilarious and it's epic in every sense of the word. Not only that but it's also responsible for the brilliant 'I love you 3000' and the meaning behind it will bring you to tears. Just Google: "How much is a ton?"

What does 'I love you 3000' mean? See the Avengers: Endgame meme below.

Avengers Endgame: 'I love you 3000' meme meaning explained
Avengers Endgame: 'I love you 3000' meme meaning explained. Picture: Marvel // Disney

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Okay. Spoilers ahoy.

Fans will already know that 'I love you 3000' is a line in Avengers: Endgame. After the events of Infinity War, all the remaining Avengers are at a loss as to how to bring back everyone who died in the snap. As a result, Tony Stark (Iron-Man) settles into home life with Pepper and together they have a daughter, Morgan. During one scene, Tony puts Morgan to bed and says "I love you tons". She replies "I love you 3000".

The entire scene is adorable and sweet but it is made gut-wrenchingly painful by the fact that Tony sacrifices himself later in the film to kill Thanos and save the universe. After Tony's funeral, Pepper plays a video message that Tony filmed before he and the Avengers used the time travel machine. The video was to be played in case of Tony's death, and in it he turns to Morgan and says: "I love you 3000".

The actress and legend behind the 'I love you 3000' meme.

Morgan (Lexi Rabe) then holds back her tears and it is literally the saddest scene in the history of the MCU. Understandably, it has led to a meme in which fans reference either Endgame and the scenes that inspired it or things which they hold dearest... and love... 3000. With that in mind, we've gathered together a few of the best 'I love you 3000' memes that Avengers: Endgame has inspired.

Some further context behind what 'I love you 3000' means.

Tony was literally training Morgan to be his successor. I'm crying.

A moodboard of how 'I love you 3000' makes everyone feel.

BRING HIM BACK MARVEL YOU MONSTERS?!!

We need to set some laws as to when this can be used.

Petition to sue Marvel for universal emotional damage first.

'I love you 3000' is now a deal breaker in relationships.

Look. It's important.

A visual depiction of how the phrase makes us feel.

Exactly this.

A video depiction of how the phrase makes us feel.

Seriously.

People are now using the phrase in real life and I...

Children are precious and must be protected at all costs.

Avengers: Endgame contains many trigger lines.

I can never eat a cheeseburger in the same way again.

A moment for the other Starks making waves.

If you know, you know.

And last but not least Marvel are using it.

BRB. Crying for eternity.