No matter how you pronounce GIF, people on both sides of one of the internet’s most heated debates have galvanized around a common cause – #GivingTuesday. On November 29, Twitter and Facebook feeds were filled with #GiveAGIF posts where people shared GIFs that ranged from the fun (featuring a favorite Christmas tree bandit, the Grinch) to the more serious infographic-style GIFs. Throughout the day, the GIF file format, normally reserved for interpersonal interaction was leveraged by celebrities, businesses, and charitable organizations to support their favorite causes and raise awareness of global issues.

Here are a few of our favorites:

1)This GIF was shared by the United Nations to support girls’ education:


2)  The Golden State Warriors shared a GIF on malaria prevention:

3) This inspiring GIF was posted by One Young World:

4) Right to Play shared this animated GIF to promote how sport can unlock potential in all kids:

5) This peace and women’s empowerment GIF was shared by the International Peace Institute

6) For #GiveAGIF, we partnered with the GIF experts at GIPHY:

7) Actress, singer, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and Girl Up Champion Priyanka Chopra shared this gif on how you can help educate refugee girls in Uganda:

8) UN Foundation Founder and Chairman Ted Turner posted this quote:

9) Dalberg posted this gif on our oceans and fish species:

10) Amazon Aid shared the #GivingTuesday Blog in this GIF