Photos That Show That Though Time Passes, A Lot Stays The Same

Days pass, seasons change, years go by, and life moves on. While some things inevitably change, many others stay shockingly the same throughout the years and some people are lucky enough to capture it on camera.

These are some photos that perfectly capture that although the years might go by and things change, some things will always stay the same.

She Will Never Stop Begging For Snacks

photo of dog trying to look at food on kitchen counter as puppy and adult
Photo Credit: Reddit / nguoiphanxu
Photo Credit: Reddit / nguoiphanxu

She may not be a little puppy anymore, and she now knows not to pee in the house, but she will never stop her passionate attempts to sneak a couple snacks from the kitchen.

Mirror Selfies Are Nothing New

couple take black and white selfie in mirror with old camera
Photo Credit: Reddit / BeardedGlass
Photo Credit: Reddit / BeardedGlass

This man photographed himself and his wife together in a mirror in 1920, proving that all young people across generations are a little narcissistic and love taking a good selfie.

It’s Sweet, But Very Different Since He’s Grown

puppy sleeping by owner's head and trying to do the same as a fully grown dog
Photo Credit: Reddit / AgentJackBauer
Photo Credit: Reddit / AgentJackBauer

There’s nothing sweeter than when a small puppy curls up next to you because they just want to be close to you. It’s still adorable when they do it as a big dog, but it’s a little less comfortable.

Family Always Is There For You

photo of mother and three kids on beach when they're little and now when they're adults
Photo Credit: Reddit / lorasio
Photo Credit: Reddit / lorasio

Family is funny because no matter how many times you fight with each other and how much things change in your lives, you still love to come together and share the love.

I’ll Never Let Go, Jack!

cat holds onto person with one paw as she sleeps
Photo Credit: Reddit / Fielder57
Photo Credit: Reddit / Fielder57

Even though she has been living happily with them for years, this rescue cat still holds onto a person every time she sleeps to make sure that they don’t leave her. I’m not crying, you are!

A Single Man Did This

beach before and after a man spent weeks cleaning up the trash
Photo Credit: Reddit / Justanotheruser1289
Photo Credit: Reddit / Justanotheruser1289

A man in Mumbai went out to this beach to clean up the trash regularly day after day. It took him a total of 96 weeks and he amassed five million kilograms of waste.

This Photo Was Taken On The Beatles First American Tour

photo of 5 teams in a car recreated with same group of people years later
Photo Credit: Reddit / Gar1986
Photo Credit: Reddit / Gar1986

In 1964, Ringo Starr took a photo of a group of high school students who skipped class to see the Beatles, and he later published it in his book of photos. Nearly 50 years later, the group reunited and recreated the photo.

Like Mother, Like Daughter

mother and daughter in cockpit
Photo Credit: Reddit / _njhiker
Photo Credit: Reddit / _njhiker

As a little girl, she watched her mother come and go as she flew commercial jet planes. After getting her aviation license, she and her mother are co-piloting a flight together.

This Is An Annual Tradition For Them

man with seth rogan holds photo of them in the same pose holding an even older photo of them in the same pose
Photo Credit: Reddit / Kokomocs
Photo Credit: Reddit / Kokomocs

Every year, Seth Rogan meets up with this fan to take a photo in the exact same pose while holding the photo of them from the year before. Imagine how cool it will look in 10 years!

Medical Degrees Run In The Family

black and white photo of man in front of microscope and photo of man in front of laptop looking at slides
Photo Credit: Reddit / Neuromancy_
Photo Credit: Reddit / Neuromancy_

Upon finding this black and white photo of his grandfather from when he was in medical school 70 years ago, he decided, as a current medical student, to recreate the photo himself.

Literally Through Thick And Thin

couple before and after both losing a large amount of weight
Photo Credit: Reddit / apparition88
Photo Credit: Reddit / apparition88

This married couple decided they both wanted to make a change in their lives and embarked on an exercise and weight-loss journey together. Between the two of them, they’ve lost 135lbs.

We Grow Through What We Go Through

photo of baby in hospital and nurse with ID badge
Photo Credit: Reddit / atthiesstt
Photo Credit: Reddit / atthiesstt

It’s amazing how the early years of our lives can form our futures: she was a child cancer patient at the same hospital she returned to work at as a nurse 20 years later.

A Photo From When They Met Vs. Now

couple recreate a photo of them meeting at woodstock
Photo Credit: Reddit / Sapulinjing
Photo Credit: Reddit / Sapulinjing

This couple met in 1969 at the Woodstock music festival. They had only known each other for 48 hours when this photograph was taken. They decided to recreate it after decades of marriage.

Margaret Hamilton Next To The Handwritten Code Used To Get To The Moon

woman stands next to stack of books as tall as her
Photo Credit: Reddit / RajaJinnahGFX
Photo Credit: Reddit / RajaJinnahGFX

Margaret Hamilton was NASA’s lead software engineer for the Apollo program. Here she is pictured standing next to the handwritten code completed over months by her and her team that led to the moon landing in 1969.

It’s A Little Worse For Wear But Still Her Favorite

dog with her favorite toy as puppy and adult (when toy is grosser)
Photo Credit: Reddit / BeefJyrkii
Photo Credit: Reddit / BeefJyrkii

On the first day they brought her home, they bought her this little bear toy. She’s a few years older now, but her love for that toy bear is still the same.

The Beginning Of School Vs. The End

boy on first day of kindergarten vs. last day of highschool
Photo Credit: Reddit / Asegal10
Photo Credit: Reddit / Asegal10

The first photo was taken on his first day of kindergarten. The second photo was taken on his final day of 12th grade. His entire school experience exists between these two pictures.

They’ve Been Doing This Every Day Since 2001

two elderly people playing mario kart in their living room
Photo Credit: Reddit / bork1138
Photo Credit: Reddit / bork1138

Every day, this married couple plays a competitive game of Mario Kart on their Nintendo 64 in order to determine who has to get up and make the cups of tea.

Before And After The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

photo of young boy picking at the Berlin wall v.s. him returning as an adult after it was taken down
Photo Credit: Reddit / MagicalPhoenix
Photo Credit: Reddit / MagicalPhoenix

When the first photo of taken, he was poking at the still very-existent Berlin Wall. He returned to the same spot 20 years later to recreate the photo, but with the wall gone.

He Still Poses Like This All The Time

cat in same upright pose now vs. as a kitten
Photo Credit: Reddit / gehdannjez
Photo Credit: Reddit / gehdannjez

His owners thought the fact that he posed like this was an adorable little kitten quirk that he would outgrow, but two years later, he’s still standing up like this.

Growing As An Artist Is So Satisfying

boy holds his art from 6 years ago vs. now
Photo Credit: Reddit / HolmesDraws
Photo Credit: Reddit / HolmesDraws

He’s always had a passion for drawing, so he took photos of his creations over time. That’s his first drawing photographed compared to his latest one with six years between them.

This Is A 10-Year Difference

photo of glacier ten years ago and now
Photo Credit: Reddit / Mono_420
Photo Credit: Reddit / Mono_420

It’s no secret that the environment has gone through some drastic changes recently, but this is a clear demonstration of how a glacier has melted over the past 10 years.

From Stray To Family Dog

dog shown emaciated before vs. healthy now
Photo Credit: Reddit / nofx-linoleum
Photo Credit: Reddit / nofx-linoleum

When these owners first found this dog tied to a post in an abandoned yard, she was starving and dirty. Now, she’s healthy, happy, and getting all the love her family can give.

She Wanted To Take A Photo To Honor Her Parents’ Work

girl in graduation cap with parents in farm field
Photo Credit: Reddit
Photo Credit: Reddit

Upon graduating from college, this young woman took photos with her parents who immigrated to the U.S.A. to give her a better life and worked tirelessly in this field and others like it to pay for her education.

In Loving Memory Of Her Late Husband

Photo of man on a cliff and a woman in same place
Photo Credit: Reddit / jordsimill
Photo Credit: Reddit / jordsimill

Two years ago, this man sat in this spot on the Appalachian Trail right before beginning chemo. This morning, his wife sat in the same spot to watch the sunrise on their kids’ first Father’s Day without him.

Computer Models Are Temporary, But Gaming Is Forever

man sitting at computer and photo of him doing the same as a kid
Photo Credit: Reddit / Bleep-bloop3000
Photo Credit: Reddit / Bleep-bloop3000

He has been playing games on the computer since the days when you couldn’t use the internet and the phone at the same time. The computer might be more updated, but nothing else has changed.

This Is My Fitness Inspiration

photo of fat cat vs. after she's lost weight
Photo Credit: Reddit / Aeributts
Photo Credit: Reddit / Aeributts

Before, she was absolutely adorable, fluffy, and very chonky. Now, she’s just as adorable and fluffy, but in much better health now that she’s not eating all the treats she can.

A Beautiful Way To Remember Her Life

quilts cover all the pews at a funeral ceremony
Photo Credit: Reddit / gingerlov3n
Photo Credit: Reddit / gingerlov3n

Quilting was this woman’s passion—she took up the craft when she was fairly young and kept doing it throughout her whole life. Her family thought it was fitting to have her life’s work featured at her funeral.

Friends Forever

two cats cuddling as kittens and as adults
Photo Credit: Reddit / ckasek
Photo Credit: Reddit / ckasek

Adopted together, these two have been inseparable since they were just kittens. Now, they still are the best of pals and love to spend their days chasing each other around.

The Magic Of Braces

girl when she first gets on braces vs. after they're taken off
Photo Credit: Reddit / Boneal171
Photo Credit: Reddit / Boneal171

The first photo is from the first day she put braces on. Over the next three years, her teeth shifted accordingly and she was finally able to take them off to reveal a perfect smile.

The Real Traveling Pants

jeans are covered in patches representing different countries
Photo Credit: Reddit / ReedReilly
Photo Credit: Reddit / ReedReilly

This Reddit user explained that they get a patch from every place they travel and sew it onto this pair of jeans. The sisterhood of the traveling pants has nothing on him.