Adios refers to a popular reaction image, depicting a man in red shirt walking toward a wormhole, paired with the caption “adios”.
The original image of the wormhole comes from the website Cuded, where it was uploaded on September 12th, 2012.
The site accredited the picture to Imaginary Foundation, an establishment from Switzerland with their main profile being centered around research around reasoning and imagination.
It depicts a man in a trench coat and hat walking toward the wormhole, with a suitcase in his hand.
Spread and Usage
The first case of the aforementioned image being used in a meme context was uploaded to Tumblr on February 7th, 2020 by user crtter.
While the exact origin of the photoshop edit, featuring the man in red is not known, it started appearing within a month after the Tumblr post.
Since March, 2020, “adios” would appear on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Tumblr as a humorous reaction image macro.