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A Look Back at the 17 Greatest Vines of All Time

Oct 27, 2016

Twitter announced via Medium on Thursday that it would be shutting down its video service, Vine.

In a world with social media in abundance, Vine set itself apart with a lighthearted humor and DIY quality not seen in the photogenic world of Instagram or the news focus of its parent company, Twitter.

The six-second time limit and its looping quality ensured that its users' interest would always be piqued, while the ability to splice clips gave these brief videos the potential for epic narratives. The platform launched the careers of many and grew to be a favorite of those looking for a laugh or a way to visualize their hot take.

To help ease the pain of losing Vine at this time, we've rounded up 17 of the best Vines of all time. From funny to heartwarming, each of them will give you six seconds to remember why this was the social media platform of the people.

Vine was a way to see the world in a different light — like re-imagining Drake's "Hotline Bling" as a tennis match.

https://vine.co/v/e93TjWmDZvU

It was a place to express your dreams.

https://vine.co/v/hMHIPbn7OWt

It was also a place to share your needs.

https://vine.co/v/MbzT7lz2mWw

And divulge your fears.

https://vine.co/v/eDWHhFz5F3t

Or just acknowledge that things might not be going your way.

https://vine.co/v/e6nLQQuYJPn

Vine was a way to keep it real, even if confrontation was necessary (with an expletive.)

https://vine.co/v/eIegupteHvd

It was a place to make a political statement.

https://vine.co/v/eVeEVIpV7U3

It was a place to show off your talents.

https://vine.co/v/hqb6VJU90U3

Because, after all, there was never any shame in "doing it for the Vine"

https://vine.co/v/MuzPTKxzpYB

Vine was a place to let loose, especially if you were a duck with something to say.

https://vine.co/v/eIXejbQ2utM

Or a dog who just wanted to dance to the dulcet tones of Phil Collins.

https://vine.co/v/ea0OwvPTx9l

Or a cat with a penchant for Jason DeRulo.

https://vine.co/v/Mvxx9PeqmWD

Vine provided an outlet to talk to your favorite athletes.

https://vine.co/v/MFWZahKIQAj

And to re-live your favorite sports moments.

https://vine.co/v/i2ZD0xAUjOw

Sometimes Vine was a platform for great art.

https://vine.co/v/M9b9bxwxZTA

To share excellent covers of your favorite artist.

https://vine.co/v/iI6n0zrX6IU

Or capturing unforgettable moments that you could play on loop.

https://vine.co/v/iMAHYTw00bH

We'll miss you, Vine!

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