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People Are Showing Off Old Photos Of Their Grandparents Looking Fierce AFโ€”And We're Obsessed ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Twitter: @seraphicpetal

It can be easy to forget what the generations before us looked like in their youth, so when an author encouraged people to share pictures of their grandparents from the past, the results were stunning.


Isaac Fitzgerald was the man who kick-started the entertaining Twitter thread, posting this image of his grandfather somewhat out of the blue:



Fitzgerald followed his tweet up with an invitation to others to share their own pictures, and as it turned out they did not need asking twice:



Fitzgerald wasn't the only one with vintage photos on the brain:



Twitter user @havenalba shared the following image of her grandmother with her band:



Many simply shared an image with no caption, such as this one from @nickwray:



This image from @alexanderchee received over 1,000 likes โ€“ can you see what's unusual about her scarf?



And how about this Hollywood-style image from television host @alwaysalejandra:



Twitter user @seraphicpetal shared this image of her young grandparents looking very relaxed:



Needless to say, the looks were bangin':





Some posts were accompanied with tales which hinted at the era:



Meanwhile, others told stories that remain relevant to this day:




War photos were also popular shares:






As were wedding photos:




And while the past seems like a foreign country in many of the photos shared, a dog never fails to enhance a photo:



Some things never change.

A version of this article originally appeared on Press Association.

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When asked what they bought him, u/GeekyKirby replied:

I pre-ordered him a game [Kingdom Hearts III], and bought him a shirt and a book he wanted :) ...I also filled up his living room floor with balloons...

It seems minor mischief is a common theme in their relationship:

Thank you. :) At this point, I can't really surprise my boyfriend anymore. And I try lol. Like the time I secretly put googly eyes on everything in his fridge...

Oh, and they made him this Pikachu cake. You know, nbd.

Users were impressed by u/GeekyKirby's piping skills. Also, the hate for fondant icing is real!

Nicely done and without fondant! r/FondantHate - Patiod
Today was a bad day on reddit if you genuinely want fondant to not be a thing. Just kidding. But fuck fondant, for real. - mimomusic
We over at r/fondanthate love your buttercream meme! - cherrylpk
This is one of the best things I've ever seen on Reddit! - backfromthedead
You're a very thoughtful and creative girlfriend! <3 - mediaclone
I'd have a hard time eating this, very cute. - FrontierFrance210
A meme!?!?!? On a cake!?!??!?!?!?!Now i've seen everything! - Indetermination

A few were also a bit envious.

This cake looks AWESOME, great job!
Side note: Here's hoping that 2019 will bless me with some manflesh to do nice things like this for too ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ- black_heart85
Hehe this gave me a good chuckle this morning. Now wish I had a boyfriend so I could do this to them. - MidnightMadness21

Making something for someone is a great way to show them you love them.

The best birthday present I ever got was from a girl who baked me a cake secretly. So thanks for doing that for him, I know I'd feel great about it. - Levitr0n

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Stickers:


Sculpture:

Latte Art:

Refrigerator...art...trolling?


Even An Essay:

The fact that Surprised Pikachu is still around in 2019 really speaks to its universal appeal and ease of use. People will surely keep coming up with inventive ways to use the meme.

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