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18 Then and Now Pics That Can Bring a Smile to Your Face

According to scientists, there may be some truth to the feeling that time speeds up the older we get, speculating it’s because we process information slower and our neurons aren’t as speedy as they used to be. This may explain how overnight people we once knew as babies are suddenly an adult, or we’ve been married for 20+ years. Let’s take a moment to recognize these precious moments together.

Bright Side invites you to take a stroll down memory lane with these photos showing the many ways that time changes us, and how some things withstand the test of time.

1. “Me and my son-kindergarten grad ‘05 and high school grad ‘17”

2. “Me younger vs me now. I’m almost 5 years on testosterone.”

3. “My dad and I in our last respective year of high school, 1989 / 2020”

4. “The 3 mouseketeers”

5. “Hair reversal...16 to 38”

6. “They grow up so fast!”

7. “My Great Dane puppy, Bowie, with my mom at 3 and 6 months”

8. “I wondered if I should cut my hair off. And I finally did it.”

9. “Twelve years of employee photos”

10. “Took this for Grandma’s 65th bday and then again for 85”

11. “A year of cuddles”

12. “The first and last pictures I have of myself with Callie. I had her from 2001 to 2016.”

13. “I married my high school sweetheart, we had a vow renewal for our 10-year anniversary. I think we got better with age.”

14. “My mom on her wedding day in 1972 and then in 2021 — on the exact same stairs”

15. “Just a couple of kids, 2005 & 2021”

16. “Top photo my mom and I in 1992, bottom photo my daughter and I in 2016.”

17. “My Grandma and Dad 1966 and 2020”

18. “My mom & I, 2001 to 2017”

When did you first meet your best friend, and how have you changed since then? Do you have any before and after transformations to share with us all?

Preview photo credit sharkdog220 / Reddit
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