There’s A Huge Meme In Japan Where You Squish Your Baby’s Face Called “Rice Ball Babies”

In June, Japanese comedian Masahiro Ehara posted a series of tweets where he squished his kids’ faces in the shape of a rice ball.

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Rice balls are a traditional Japanese food. They look like this:

Rice balls are a traditional Japanese food. They look like this:

So, Masahiro posted photos of him squishing his kids’ faces one by one.

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And the photos went super viral!

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But nevertheless, “rice ball babies” turned into a huge thing and have been a meme on Japanese Twitter ever since.

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“Why are you doing this to me?”

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People started doing it to themselves.

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And their friends.

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It doesn’t work for every head type…

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Also, cats and dogs really don’t seem to be into it.

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A major Japanese variety show did a very important investigation into the phenomenon of “rice ball babies.”

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Which is honestly the best part of having a baby anyways.

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