The 'Trash Dove' has become one of the hottest memes of 2017 -- here's what it means

Have you noticed a lot of head-banging, purple birds in your social media feeds lately? A sticker pack for iOS and Facebook has become an international sensation in the past few months. People are spamming comment sections and creating their own interpretations of a cartoon pigeon that the creator calls a “Trash Dove.” Here’s how it became one of the biggest memes of 2017.

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