The 13 best subreddits everyone should follow

Bill Gates posing with Reddit's alien mascot

Bill Gates posing with Reddit’s alien mascot “Snoo.” Gates loves Reddit.
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Reddit can be an incredibly fun tool, if you know how to use it.

The so-called “front page of the internet” might look a bit drab, as its design hasn’t changed much since its 2005 debut. But if you only think of the site as a text-based forum for discussion, you’re missing out on some of its best aspects.

If you follow the right “subreddits” – areas of interest created and moderated by other Reddit users – you’ll always have plenty of interesting links, photos, videos, and GIFs to gawk at and share.

There are literally millions of subreddits out there, but here are the 13 best:

1. <a href=””target=”_blank”>r/mademesmile</a>

For when you need a quick video clip to brighten your mood.

2. <a href=””target=”_blank”>r/natureisf—–glit</a>

For the occasional but necessary reminder that nature is downright incredible.

3. <a href=””target=”_blank”>r/nevertellmetheodds</a>

To witness moments that defy all logic.

4. <a href=””target=”_blank”>r/whatcouldgowrong</a>

This is what happens when people don’t think things through.

5. <a href=””target=”_blank”>r/thisblewmymind</a>

Prepare to be amazed. You will probably say “whoa” to most of the things you find here.

6. <a href=””target=”_blank”>r/wholesomegifs</a>

To remind yourself that there’s plenty of good in the world.

7. <a href=””target=”_blank”>r/childrenfallingover</a>

For just a little bit of (totally harmless) schadenfreude.

8. <a href=””target=”_blank”>r/dadreflexes</a>

In case “children falling over” is too much – or you just want to watch some dads make some heroic saves.

9. <a href=””target=”_blank”>r/oddlysatisfying</a>

The things you’d least expect to help put your mind at ease.

10. <a href=””target=”_blank”>r/aww</a>

For pet-lovers, or anyone who wants to experience the quirky joys of owning a pet – without all the responsibility that comes with it.

11. <a href=””target=”_blank”>r/getmotivated</a>


We all have goals we want to accomplish, so it’s helpful to get a small push every now and then.

12. <a href=””target=”_blank”>r/youshouldknow</a>


For some very helpful tips across a wide range of topics. You’ll find advice that could help save you money, time, and even your health.

13. <a href=””target=”_blank”>r/tinder</a>


Because online dating often yields hilarious results.