There probably was a time when you thought your parents weren’t cool. That’s quite normal for teens who care about their reputation and status among their peers. You know how parents can be sometimes.

However, interestingly enough, there will come a time when you’ll look at your parents and think “huh, they certainly are cool,” despite them being at that very same, or very similar age in their lives that you were when you thought they weren’t all that cool.

Well, people on Twitter have been doing just that—being in awe at how cool their parents actually were back in their youth (or young adulthood) and sharing pictures.

Image credits: AdamSerwer

Take a look at some of the highlights from the thread below, and while you’re here, why not comment and upvote the submissions you enjoyed the most!

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Agnes Jekyll
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1 week ago

that skirt!!!

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Mark Berry
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1 week ago

Love & guts, back in the day.

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Susan Green
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1 week ago

She’s beautiful. I’m sorry to hear that.

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Miss Frankfurter
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1 week ago

This must have brought a big smile to your face.

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Not too long ago, writer Adam Serwer tweeted a picture of his parents from the early 1960s. In the picture, the two are seemingly in a restaurant or bar of some sort, having some drinks and socializing.

And now that Adam is all grown up, he felt forced to admit that his parents were actually cooler than him. Around 19,000 people seemingly agreed that they are indeed cool by leaving a like under the photo.

Others started sharing pictures of their own parents and other relatives being cool, artsy, photogenic, what have you, from when they were young back in the ‘50s through to the ‘80s.

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Agnes Jekyll
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1 week ago

Oh Wow! What an incredible outfit! (her beautiful smile!)

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Theater Kid
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1 week ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. And he is rocking that hat.

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Ms.M.
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1 week ago

Of course he's cool. Look at that mini panther he's got!

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Denny Cwiek
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1 week ago

Can't help but notice how many pictures show people holding cigarettes.

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Kiki
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1 week ago

it's the " I inherited no athletic talent" for me

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Miss Cris
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1 week ago

That look of love and pride of the older sister.

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If you want to see more, or read through some of the stories and comments left by other users, you can find the entire thread here.

Or if you want to check out more cool parent lists, Bored Panda’s got you covered here, here, and here.

But before you go, keep scrolling and let us know what you thought of this in the comment section below. And hey, why not also tell us how cool your parents were back in the day!

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Zoe's Mom
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1 week ago

Handsome couple for sure and snappy dressers!

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Anita Pickle
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1 week ago

They are adorable

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von Funnyname
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1 week ago

Dressed to the nines, here, meaning "tuesday"

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Melissa TO
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1 week ago

Glam!

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Melissa TO
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1 week ago

Great pic!

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Mya Lugar
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1 week ago

Someboy is very rougish!

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Zoe's Mom
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1 week ago

Sweet

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Agnes Jekyll
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1 week ago

That is a story that needs to be told!

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Eagle Girl
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1 week ago

More weddings should be like this. A genuinely happy couple with less fuss.

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AzKhaleesi
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1 week ago

Good lord they look like babies.

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Mysterious Panda
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1 week ago

I'm confused. Is that him behind General Bernard Montgomery?

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Laurie
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1 week ago

Love and happiness

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Miss Frankfurter
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1 week ago

Love that her dress and veil are blue. It was an "in thing" to have different colored wedding dresses.

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Melissa TO
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1 week ago

Mini gangster, love it!

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Laurie
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1 week ago

Lovely

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Terri Lee
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1 week ago

Certainly professional photographers were way more skilled back then. Every exposure had to be set by measuring the light with a light meter. And you had to know proper lighting and posing. It was an art and a craft.

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mimi w
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1 week ago

her hair

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Laurie
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1 week ago

They look like fun

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Melissa TO
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1 week ago

Badaboom!

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Confused Flamingo
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1 week ago

I thought that was Elvis omg

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