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For Single People, This GIF Perfectly Sums Up Chinese New Year

01/31/2014 10:21 EST | Updated 01/16/2017 04:14 EST

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IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR (if you're a Chinese person).

Right?

For those not in the know, hongbaos — translated literally as "red packets" — stuffed with cash are a Chinese New Year custom. They're typically given during special occasions and holidays, but only married couples are expected to dole them out to children and unmarried single folk.

Oh those poor, poor, suddenly richer single folk.

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