Good Guy Greg is a refreshingly nice meme, a rare sort in the meme world. He may seem irresponsible at first, but once you get to know him, he’s a hilariously helpful guy.
The meme shows a photo of a man, smiling around a homemade cigarette. One can postulate that perhaps it is a joint. Okay, it is so totally a spliff. Perhaps this is what makes good Guy Greg such a good guy. He’s easygoing, kind, and just sort of chills out. He may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer. He may not get all the jokes. But he does nice things.
Good Guy Greg appears to be wearing a royal blue golf shirt, with the collar up. This should tell you a lot about him. If you told him that wasn’t cool, he would probably just smile and act surprised but go on wearing his shirts that way, anyway. It’s just the kind of guy he is.
The variations of this meme have Greg in full good guy mode, not quite getting the joke but still being really nice.
Notable examples of Good Guy Greg include his photo with the lines: “Disappears for half an hour – shows up with Burger King for everyone”, “Downloads a movie – Seeds until 1 ratio”, and “Gets Rick Roll’d – Listens until the end”.
To understand what a good guy Greg is, you have to understand how popular file and music sharing sites work. When you “seed”, you are being helpful so that other users can upload files more quickly. This is exactly the sort of thing Good Guy Greg excels at.