15+ Before and After Photos That Show the Power of Time

Curiosities
4 months ago

Time flies without us even noticing it: seconds become minutes, minutes become hours, and hours become days and years. So, before you know it, a small kitten that used to fit into the palm of your hand grows into a well-fed cat, and boots that you seemingly bought just a couple of days ago are ready to celebrate their coming of age. These are simply the marks that time leaves behind.

“2 years, 11 months and 20 days of braces. Worth every second”

“My mom in 1966 and today — she’s still rocking the same shirt.”

A new water filter vs the one after a year of use

“The sleeping eye mask that I’ve used for 2 years vs the same thing that I haven’t used until today”

Unpolished and polished 82-year-old candlesticks

30-year-old Dr. Martens vs new ones

“My cat’s favorite 2-year-old ball vs her new one”

These jeans are 30 years old. You can see their original color under the label.

This is what 12 years of wear did to these sneakers.

“On the right is the Hall teapot my grandparents received as a wedding gift in 1947, and on the left is the same teapot that has never been used.”

A new broom vs an old one

“My hand before and six hours after the iron injection”.

“The wife’s parents: 50 years together today, hats off.”

This is what 8 years of sun bleaching did to this heavy blanket covering a window.

“I purchased my first and only pair of Crocs in 2002. We’ve been through 6 countries, 4 lakes, 4 beaches and countless memories. I purchased new ones 20 years later.”

“My husband’s decade-old computer chair vs a new one in the same model that I’m surprising him with tonight”

“My blanket when it was new vs 41 years later”

“Same teddy bear, 30 years apart”

“My dad bought 2 and squirreled one away, and he gave it to me when my wife and I got home from the hospital yesterday. I had honestly forgotten that this is what mine used to look like.”

Time splits into “before” and “after” not only for the state of things but even for the mood and appearance of our favorite pets. In this article we made a selection of photos of how animals who live together changed over time.

Preview photo credit woohooben / Reddit

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