Superheroes Bowing to Doctors
“Superheroes Bowing to Doctors” is a popular meme based on a Russian digital image that shows various Marvel and DC characters showing their appreciation to doctors and nurses who are marching through the front line of the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic to treat patients infected with the virus.
This viral image originated from an unknown artist whose portrait of superheroes bowing down to medical professionals and its feature on the Department of Transport of Moscow's Telegram channel.
From then on, the meme was reposted with user edits to substitute the original image characters with superheroes of the fan's choosing. Popular sites such as 4CHAN and Twitter found "Superheroes Bowing" a canvas to make their own edits with the medics replaced by other pop fiction icons.
“Superheroes Bowing to Doctors” is meant to be a sentimental portrait giving thanks to the superheroes risking their lives in time of a global emergency, with fictional superheroes showing their appreciation.
However, with the world in need of comedy and a break from Coronavirus, this viral image became something less serious and more entertaining.