2020 has been a hell of a journey. That much we know so far. But what if we rewind all the way back to 2015? Was the sun brighter, the grass greener, and the world calmer? That, my dear pandas, we may never truly know.

But Twitter user Charlie D. has realized that we can at least take a look at “how y’all was looking 5 years ago.” So people scrolled back through their image galleries and dug up some old but truly gold pics.

The "2015 vs 2020" thread went viral with 85.7K retweets and comments as well as 21.1K likes, and below, we have the most wholesome, nostalgic, emotional, and fun entries that show just how fast time flies when you think of it.

Image credits: Ouch_Charlieeee

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Vic
Community Member
4 months ago

Good for you!🙂

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Anima Singh Charan
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4 months ago

She's glowing!

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Janine B.
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4 months ago

Congratulations!

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Time flies. It seems like 2015 was yesterday, but five years have gone by. And if you’re starting to feel all nostalgic and everything like I am, let’s take a look at some of the significant things that happened that year.

The year 2015 was a great year for space discoveries. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) found that the Martian slopes have dark streaks. The scientists soon found out these were created by water flow. It also sparked an ongoing discussion on whether Mars could actually support life.

The same year, NASA’s Horizon spacecraft made its first fly-by of Pluto and took photos of both the planet and its largest moon. The images revealed that there are ice mountains and two new moons that weren’t known to us before.

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Vic
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4 months ago

That's some serious transformation!

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Bored Panda reached out to the girl in the picture who goes by the Twitter handle @b_vega15 to find out more about her incredible transformation as seen in her 2015 vs 2020 image. B, who lives in Sacramento, told us that “In that first picture (2015) I weighed 252 lbs and I was happy to be at my very first Taylor Swift concert, alone.”

She said the past 5 years weren’t easy as she tried “losing weight multiple times, but something inevitably stalled the plan (death of a friend, depression, car accident, etc.)” It's only in 2019 that B got a gastric bypass, but assured us it “wasn’t easy to retrain your stomach and not knowing who you’re staring at in the mirror, working through insecurities you have.”

B wishes that she had been more kind to herself and “gotten out of my own way sooner.” She said that “Being your own worst critic truly is crippling.”

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CodingGirl04
Community Member
4 months ago

Aww, congratulations!

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tidytiger
Community Member
4 months ago

Gorgeous woman!

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Five years ago, the landmark decision was made by the US Supreme Court which ruled 5-4 in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide. The then-president Barack Obama praised the decision that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, saying it was a “victory for America.”

In the good news department, 2015 was marked by a decrease in extreme poverty worldwide for the first time ever. Extreme poverty is defined as living on less than $1.25 per day. According to The Age, the United Nations reported this year that the number of people below the poverty line had fallen from 1.75 billion in 1999 to 836 million.

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earringnut
Community Member
4 months ago

If the first pic wasn't by choice then yay.

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Janine B.
Community Member
4 months ago

Superb smile! :D

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Tambot
Community Member
4 months ago

He looks younger now :)

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Vic
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks handsome!

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Ms.M.
Community Member
4 months ago

This is so sweet 💕

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Martti Laurson
Community Member
4 months ago

Some people just do not age at all. Look at Keanu. Same thing seems to be on those pictures

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Jean Shultz
Community Member
4 months ago

Good looking young man!! You look so much healthier AND happier!

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Fernleaf6505
Community Member
4 months ago

so she grew out of it :D

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Hooked
Community Member
4 months ago

You've been busy ;-). But aaawwww indeed.

Tambot
Community Member
4 months ago

They multiplied! So cute

Sadie Shapiro
Community Member
4 months ago

What an adorable family :D

Janine B.
Community Member
4 months ago

Just a big aaaawwwww.... :)))

Rebekah
Community Member
4 months ago

This man makes beautiful kids!

Monica Reed
Community Member
4 months ago

The expression on the baby's face 🤣

deanna woods
Community Member
4 months ago

You have an adorable family.

SoozeeQ
Community Member
4 months ago

I love the Not Guilty shirt! Definitely proves Innocence! ;oP

LindaS
Community Member
4 months ago

That's adorable

WildBerry
Community Member
4 months ago

Breeders

Tina Scogin
Community Member
4 months ago

You look scared back in 2015, and resigned in 2020.

Mayzie Nes
Community Member
4 months ago

Beautiful family

Barbara Baldwin
Community Member
4 months ago

This is my favorite

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Janine B.
Community Member
4 months ago

Pretty in both.

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mr. stark i don't feel so good
Community Member
4 months ago

SWEET <3

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Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
4 months ago

Hehe, love the username.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
4 months ago

Love the metalica shirt.

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Tambot
Community Member
4 months ago

So much happier now, gorgeous man, gorgeous smile.

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earringnut
Community Member
4 months ago

No it doesn't but yeah, you really glowed up.

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Janine B.
Community Member
4 months ago

What's wrong about it? Looks cute and happy. :)

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mr. stark i don't feel so good
Community Member
4 months ago

DAAAAAAAAMN WAY TO GO DUDE

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Conrad Strucker
Community Member
4 months ago

30 pounds lighter and it turns out all he had to do was take off the backpack

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Lori Spins
Community Member
4 months ago

Sir

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Sadie Shapiro
Community Member
4 months ago

That's adorable! :D

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Fernleaf6505
Community Member
4 months ago

nice hair :D

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Pam Olson
Community Member
4 months ago

You look like a model in both pictures. You are beautiful.

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Ksholmes0603
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like she gained confidence... The older photo her head is tilted downward and gives off a shy vibe... You definitely do not get that in the newer photo.

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Lyn Moffett
Community Member
4 months ago

And why shouldn't she? Nicole Blomkamp. You go girl. Take as many selfies as you want

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