Look How They Massacred My Boy is a popular image macro meme that became viral in 2018. The Look How They Massacred My Boy phrase is often accompanied by an image of Vito Corleone is shown the corpse of his son Sonny Corleone, from the 1972 Francis Ford Coppola film, The Godfather.
On March 3rd, 2017 the scene was posted on the Giphy website. On that day, it was viewed approximately 20 thousand times and had been submitted to memegen.com more than 100 times since its creation on January 15th, 2017 by user the_dreftest who called it Look How They Massacred My Boy.
Unexpectedly, this image macro resurfaced as a meme template by Reddit users in 2018. Look How They Massacred My Boy became popular at the peak of 2018.
The meme is the reference to anticipate the grief that arises when a significant individual or group is killed off with emotional attachment with a series of images that convey a sense of loss.