Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few weeks without access to social media, you've probably seen the growing trending of "2009 vs 2019" pics, which involves people sharing a photo of themselves from 2009 next to a photo of them taken this year. The pictures range from hilarious and inspiring, to honestly, kind of depressing. Overall, it is amazing to see how much people can change (or do not change) over the span of 10 years.
Here are 30 examples of just how much of a difference a decade can make.
This insane lack of change
Throwing mine in too. 2009 vs 2019 #HowHardDidAgeHitYou https://t.co/7fMWGOw9zX— Mmabatho Montsho (@Mmabatho Montsho)1547401976.0
This anti-self tanner PSA
2009 vs 2019 😭😭😭 I thought my tan , nails and makeup were IT back then ...no one could tell me different 🤦🏼♀️ https://t.co/Zs97Wk9qnm— Trisha Paytas (@Trisha Paytas)1547410221.0
This rehabilitated scene kid
2009 vs 2019 I've come a long way pic.twitter.com/hovGtfk60o
— Jarrod Alonge (@JarrodAlonge) January 13, 2019
Put down the eyeliner and the teasing comb!
I honestly have no idea how he was able to achieve that hairdo, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't impressed.
This stunning side-by-side
2009 vs 2019 (today) #HowHardDidAgeHitYou https://t.co/Efa7XCybxV— Rami Chuene🌈🏳️🌈 (@Rami Chuene🌈🏳️🌈)1547406491.0
This shocking before-and-after
2009 vs 2019 https://t.co/4QrWytZnIv— Acacia Kersey (@Acacia Kersey)1547443743.0
Pharrell, the ageless vampire!
#2009vs2019 @Pharrell wins this challenge. https://t.co/OPAr2VdFam— Complex (@Complex)1547404729.0
This fine-looking fellow
Ok, I'll do the thing. 2009 (or 2010?) vs 2019 https://t.co/A6ni3yFELT— Damien Haas (@Damien Haas)1547440075.0
This new take on the trend
Me in 2009 vs 2019 https://t.co/x1apTdhFvx— Lauren Duca (@Lauren Duca)1547416421.0
This hairy situation
2009 vs 2019 👶🏻 https://t.co/TRUQwkNhHA— watsky (@watsky)1547406997.0
This cleaned-up "after" pic
2009 vs. 2019 (Lost Boy to... Lost Man, I guess. Glad I finally cut my hair.) https://t.co/nofQAgQBo8— Thomas Wolfmanders (@Thomas Wolfmanders)1547408481.0
Busy's grown-up daughter
I'm so annoyed right now my skin is ACTUALLY crawling(it's not important why)BUT I like that girl doing gymnastics… https://t.co/MN2hIXyXPw— Busy Philipps (@Busy Philipps)1547430205.0
This mirror image
2009 vs 2019 https://t.co/UfuvJ3mGMe— Jake Roper (@Jake Roper)1547413699.0
This cozy update
2009 vs 2019 https://t.co/ylYC0pqlia— anı (@anı)1547415084.0
This epic beard gain
2009 vs 2019 https://t.co/l9u59mlNOb— Based Real Gamer (@Based Real Gamer)1547413832.0
This boy-to-man transformation
2009 vs 2019 https://t.co/I7xH8P4qtb— Marques Brownlee (@Marques Brownlee)1547418194.0
This cleaned-up 2019 pic
2009 vs 2019 https://t.co/vcwkq7ARDD— Austin Evans (@Austin Evans)1547415522.0
This stylish upgrade
2009 vs 2019 ok here take it https://t.co/EVKflCBL3s— Kevin Wada (@Kevin Wada)1547417670.0
This grown-up gamer
2009 vs 2019 https://t.co/qYtAWyUr5t— Goldy (@Goldy)1547419083.0
Lost a Snuggie, gained a dog!
2009 vs. 2019 https://t.co/KqaO9ENvBh— RyansAverageLife (@RyansAverageLife)1547427723.0
Two beautiful babies later
This defiance of nature
This "old man's face."
This stunning difference
2009 vs 2019. 💁🏼♀️ Glow up or glow down? 😉 https://t.co/8Tk889yiYs— Kylie Celebre (@Kylie Celebre)1547536891.0
This hydrated hottie
when you try to participate in the #2009vs2019 challenge, but can’t because YOU LOOK THE EXACT SAME https://t.co/SNtj5l89ep— remi cruz ✨ (@remi cruz ✨)1547509449.0
This hair redemption
#2009vs2019 Where my scene kids at? https://t.co/Cnmc656LRX— Kiki (@Kiki)1547514513.0
The epitome of a "glow-up!"
I have no words. pic.twitter.com/Vhz7us6wyO
— ??????? (@nameyajacobs) January 15, 2019
This woman is literally GLOWING in that second pic.
If only the adorably awkward kid on the left knew what awaited her 10 years later!
This confusing collage
OKAY FINE #2009vs2019 https://t.co/k3vq90kvez— Foof the Coffee Shark (@Foof the Coffee Shark)1547534200.0
This hilarious throwback pic
#2009vs2019 both tragic https://t.co/XaN6prGdAM— Shane Dawson (@Shane Dawson)1547466607.0
This ridiculous juxtaposition
Fine. #2009vs2019 https://t.co/yH3SINLjic— OLI (@OLI)1547464208.0
This inspiring 10-year difference
Me, myself & I. #2009vs2019 #wwambassador https://t.co/YGG2X4Nvfz— KevinSmith (@KevinSmith)1547476746.0