Some memes last only for a short period of time — like the Avengers: Infinity War disintegration meme — since they’re tied to a current event or in this case, movie. Then there are some that refuse to die and continue to be revived by the internet. Enter wonderfully weird the “Is this a pigeon?” meme.
The first use of the “Is this a pigeon” meme came from Tumblr back in 2011, reports the tireless meme detectives at Know Your Meme](http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/is-this-a-pigeon#fn13). The screenshot came from Season 1, Episode 3 of The Brave Fighter of Sun Fighbird. In the show, Yuutarou Katori, an android, mistakenly thinks a butterfly is a pigeon. It was originally thought that this was a translation error, but the line was translated properly and shows the naivete of the character.
The meme lasted for a few years, but then faded away around 2014. Then in early 2018, the pigeon meme started up again and shows no sign of stopping.