The best "we used to be a country, a proper country" memes invoke core childhood memories.

The Best “We Used To Be A Country” Memes To Unlock Core Childhood Memories

Remember malls???

Twitter’s latest meme began by riffing on a Dec. 2 tweet complaining about wearing masks, per Know Your Meme.

“We used to be a country. A proper country,” memes then turned into a major nostalgia party. Check out throwbacks of ‘90s and 2000s trends that dive deep into childhood memories.

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When you saw Hilary Duff with a wand, you knew something good was coming.