Topics: 10 Memes And Trends That Are Secretly Centuries Old.
Good Guy Greg ( GGG ) is an advice animal image macro series featuring a photo of a square-jawed man smiling at the camera with a marijuana cigarette in his mouth. As the antithesis of Scumbag Steve , the captions generally depict the character as kind, generous or empathetic to other people.
Good Guy Greg is rumored to have started on 4chan’s /b/ (random) board but an archived thread has yet to be found. On April 26th, 2011, the template photo was uploaded to the image remixing site Canvas  with the description “This is Good Guy Greg.” The Canvas thread received over 570 remix replies within 11 months.
On February 3rd, 2011, an image macro called “Generous Jeff” was posted to the marijuana enthusiast subreddit /r/trees  , which depicted the character as a lovable stoner (shown left). On February 9th, a Scumbag Steve spin-off called “Cool Guy Steve” (shown right) appeared on Reddit  , shortly after he was interviewed by Know Your Meme.