As the year (and the decade) draws to a close, it's a time for reflection. And there seems to be no better, or more popular, way to do this than by comparing and contrasting. But some of the posts we've found are truly amazing.
These testaments to the human spirit, our ability to heal and grow, and to laugh at ourselves along the way make for some of the most heartwarming internet content we've seen. What a way to say goodbye to 2019!
2019 is coming to an end.And as we prepare to enter the '20s (yikes) we also look back on the events of the decade.
In some ways, it's hard to deny things have gotten worse.
via: Bored PandaThis comparison just makes us sad!
In other ways, things haven't changed at all.
Time sure does fly when you are having fun!! #10YearChallenge https://t.co/gruONFaDDn— Reese Witherspoon (@Reese Witherspoon)1547524921.0
Others have shared some pretty funny comparisons.
Saw everyone posting these 2009 vs 2019 pics so here's mine https://t.co/nIn5TU7zNE— Sam Thorne (@Sam Thorne)1547346217.0
But some of these comparisons are just incredibly heartwarming.And we've collected some of the best. Here are the 10-year challenges that will truly make you proud to be a human.
30. A true transformation
via: TwitterBeing able to live your truth is a true glow up.
29. A happy ending
via: TwitterMajor props to any guy who's an unabashed cheerleader for his wife, too.
28. Confidence is key
via: TwitterIt's hard to deny that smile.
27. What a glow up!
via: TwitterPuberty was definitely kind to this guy.
26. Coming out
via: TwitterThe true joy of being able to be yourself can be seen in this smile.
25. That hair!
via: TwitterHappy to know that some things never change, though.
via: TwitterHealth is happiness, as this guy proves.
via: TwitterWe have to commend this young lady's bravery.
22. Stopping hiding
via: TwitterIt's amazing how you can really see the difference in peoples' smiles.
21. Embracing aging
via: TwitterShe makes gray look good.
20. Growing up
via: TwitterIt can be comforting to think of how your past self would see you now.
via: TwitterWe guess ten years is a long time - but still!
18. Gaining perspective
via: TwitterMaybe only by looking back can we appreciate where we are?
17. Big changes
via: TwitterWe can barely believe these 2 photos are of the same person!
16. That hair!
via: TwitterIt seems her conditioner discovery has paid off massively.
15. "Okie dokie."
via: TwitterThis one brings a tear to the eye.
14. Chilling out
via: TwitterHe looks much happier and kinder in 2019!
13. Workin' it
via: TwitterFrom cute to handsome in just a decade.
12. True growth
via: TwitterMany changes - but she's always had great glasses and lipstick game.
11. Blazer goals
via: TwitterIt only took her ten years to find her perfect jacket!
10. Keep exploring
via: TwitterSeeing the world is what keeps you young at heart.
9. Several haircuts later...
via: TwitterHonestly, what teenage boy didn't have these bangs in 2009?
8. Some things never change
via: TwitterBut hey, at least he's not playing it in 2019.
7. A big change
via: TwitterBut you can still see the resemblance between the two.
6. Finding your path
via: TwitterThe transition to adulthood is never easy - but discovering your passion is a huge reward.
5. More than just a haircut
via: TwitterFinding your true gender expression is the biggest glow up imaginable.
via: TwitterDiscovering the gym clearly changed things for this man.
3. Subtle changes
via: TwitterBut still an undeniable growth.
2. Stay smiling
via: TwitterWe guess true love will do that to you!
3. The most important thing
via: TwitterFeeling happier with the person you are now is truly the only real marker of success. We're proud of all of these transformations! Want to see more then-and-now pics? Scroll on for what all the people from your favorite memes look like now. Some of them are quite different.