It's already been two weeks since F9 sped its way into theatres, but it took until this past weekend for memes about the series to really explode. And you guessed it, they're about family. It's no secret that the familial bond is Dominic Toretto's main priority. The character, who is played by Vin Diesel, talks about his loved ones all the damn time. This devotion exposes the sweet side of the seemingly fearless criminal. It also exposes the character to the ruthless wiles of meme makers.
While Toretto's love of family has always been a bit of a joke, it wasn't really illustrated in memes until late June, when Geek Culture shared a prequel meme featuring Dom and Anakin Skywalker, talking about - you guessed it - family. The meme quickly became popular on Facebook, and then Twitter, where it's been nearly unavoidable. And as Dominic Toretto stans, we're not complaining. We've put together our favorite iterations of the jokes, despite the backlash that is beginning to brew. As forced memes go, this one is timeless. At least until they stop making Fast and Furious movies.