Times change. Nothing remains the same forever. But as you can see from these heartwarming pictures compiled by Bored Panda, one thing doesn't change no matter how much time passes, and that's love.


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Usually when we say goodbye to somebody, we're pretty sure that we're going to see them again, and soon. But many of the people in the photographs below, taken during WW2, had no idea if they were ever going to be reunited with their loved ones again. And sadly, many weren't.

These pictures serve to remind us that life is short, so don't wait until Valentine's Day to tell somebody you love them. Tell them today!

#1 Korean War Goodbye Kiss, Los Angeles, Sept. 6, 1950

Korean War Goodbye Kiss, Los Angeles, Sept. 6, 1950

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Nectaly Vela 4 months ago

That is friendship; helping a brother out.

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#2 American Soldiers Getting Last Kiss On Ship Before Deployment To Egypt, 1963

American Soldiers Getting Last Kiss On Ship Before Deployment To Egypt, 1963

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Mirek Miroslav 4 months ago

looks like they're sticking their heads out of washing machines

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#3 A Sailor Kissing A Nurse In New York's Times Square. This Iconic Photo Symbolizes The End Of World War II, 1945

A Sailor Kissing A Nurse In New York's Times Square. This Iconic Photo Symbolizes The End Of World War II, 1945

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Anna Brandigi 4 months ago

they didn't even know each other

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#4 A Young Woman Lifts Her Feet While Embracing And Kissing A Uniformed Us Soldier At The Train Station, Connecticut, 1945

A Young Woman Lifts Her Feet While Embracing And Kissing A Uniformed Us Soldier At The Train Station, Connecticut, 1945

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Lauren Herrnreiter 4 months ago

The sign in the background is kind of ironic!

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#5 Farewell To Departing Troops At New York's Penn Station, April 1943

Farewell To Departing Troops At New York's Penn Station, April 1943

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Elenor Simpson 4 months ago

The look in her eyes breaks my heart. ????

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#6 A Woman Leans Over The Railing To Kiss A British Soldier Returning From World War II, London, 1940

A Woman Leans Over The Railing To Kiss A British Soldier Returning From World War II, London, 1940

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Saadia Pathan 4 months ago

I think this is my favourite, a happy kiss and just look at how they're reaching for each other!

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#7 Jean Moore Kneels And Kisses Her Fiancé, Wheelchair-Bound World War II Veteran Ralph Neppel, 1945

Jean Moore Kneels And Kisses Her Fiancé, Wheelchair-Bound World War II Veteran Ralph Neppel, 1945

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guo lm 4 months ago

love

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#8 A Soldier Comes Home From War, 1940s

A Soldier Comes Home From War, 1940s

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Richard Petch 4 months ago

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Achtung mind the crabs.

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#9 Saying Goodbye At The Train Station Before Departing To WWII

Saying Goodbye At The Train Station Before Departing To WWII

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Michel Guntern 2 months ago

Can't do that with the modern trains.

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#10 American Soldier Kissing His English Girlfriend On Lawn In Hyde Park, 1945

American Soldier Kissing His English Girlfriend On Lawn In Hyde Park, 1945

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Nara Mamedova 4 months ago

So cute

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#11 Farewell To Departing Troops At New York's Penn Station, April 1943

Farewell To Departing Troops At New York's Penn Station, April 1943

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Trina Risos 4 months ago

This really breaks my heart

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#12 Soldiers Departing For Egypt Lean Out Of Their Windows To Kiss Their Loved Ones Goodbye, 1935

Soldiers Departing For Egypt Lean Out Of Their Windows To Kiss Their Loved Ones Goodbye, 1935

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Michel Guntern 2 months ago

There's not enough women to go round. Love the kissing platform around the train.

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#13 An English ATS And Eighth Air Force Sergeant Enjoy A Blissful Kiss, 1945

An English ATS And Eighth Air Force Sergeant Enjoy A Blissful Kiss, 1945

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Desislava Simeonova 4 months ago

That's beautiful :)

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#14 English Soldiers Saying Goodbye To Their Wives, Getting Ready To Go To Egypt, 1937

English Soldiers Saying Goodbye To Their Wives, Getting Ready To Go To Egypt, 1937

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Paul Nuttall 4 months ago

My grandad went to North Africa in ww2 and was killed there , never seeing his beautiful daughter , my mum.

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#15 A Sailor Leans Over A Picket Fence And Lifts His Girlfriend Up For A Kiss, 1945

A Sailor Leans Over A Picket Fence And Lifts His Girlfriend Up For A Kiss, 1945

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Laura Ingles. 3 months ago

Now that's what you'd call lifting up your girlfriend!!

#16 Saying Farewell To Departing Troops At New York's Penn Station, April 1943

Saying Farewell To Departing Troops At New York's Penn Station, April 1943

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frank0ys 4 months ago

...So poignant. *sigh

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#17 A British Soldier Whispers Into The Ear Of A Loved One As He Leaves For The Front, 1939

A British Soldier Whispers Into The Ear Of A Loved One As He Leaves For The Front, 1939

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Kunapuli Sreeram 4 months ago

Very touching pictures of heroism and love!

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#18 Coffee Served On Porch Of Ante-Bellum Mansion, At Party For Cadets From Local Army Flying School, Mississippi, US, 1943

Coffee Served On Porch Of Ante-Bellum Mansion, At Party For Cadets From Local Army Flying School, Mississippi, US, 1943

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Melan van der Hout 4 months ago

I LOVE those dresses!!

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#19 US Soldier Tenderly Kissing His Girlfriend Goodbye Before Departing By Train, 1922

US Soldier Tenderly Kissing His Girlfriend Goodbye Before Departing By Train, 1922

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#20 A Young Woman On Roller Skates And Her Soldier Honey, 1940s

A Young Woman On Roller Skates And Her Soldier Honey, 1940s

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Neo Yang 4 months ago

Elvis

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