Happiness Noise refers to a descriptive noise image macro from a viral video, featuring a sneezing husky, who takes a sigh of relief between two sneezes.
The shot is taken in this moment of relief and is extended with the text in title, describing his probable inner state.
The video was uploaded to Vine by joyeahern as well as YouTube in 2015 and had amassed quite a number of views on both platforms.
Two months following the videos, the first image macro was uploaded to the birthplace of memes; Reddit by the account of Brainstain, an entertainment oriented news site.
Spread and Usage
Following this, memes were uploaded to the /r/meme subreddit by several other users and lots of different variations have been created and published, featuring the dog and his satisfied face.
It had also spread to the /r/dankmemes thread of the site, where it had gotten further popularity.
In 2018, a viral edit of the original video was added to YouTube, where the sneeze following the “happiness noise” is a huge explosion.
The meme’s popularity surged in 2018 and 2019 but now it has receded significantly. Nonetheless, it is still an iconic image macro.