The ‘How it started vs. how it ended’ meme is still going strong, but this time, it’s got a fresh new spin on things. Twitter users are posting hilarious and wholesome interpretations of the meme, and Bored Panda has collected some of the best ones for you to enjoy, dear Pandas. So scroll on down and upvote your fave tweets. Be sure to let us know which ones you related to the most!

When you’re done with this list, have a peek at our previous posts about the meme here (wholesome achievements) and here (couples).

‘How it started vs. how it ended’ memes are the original version that started the ‘how it started vs. how it’s going’ posts that have been going viral on Twitter this Autumn. You could say that they’re both pretty much the same thing and you just change the end; however, there’s a subtle difference.

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Everybody Say Love!
Community Member
6 months ago

That's so kind!

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Joseph Kuhlman
Community Member
6 months ago

You are a great person

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Sabse
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh, this painting is really beautiful 😍

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According to Know Your Meme, the ‘how it started vs. how it ended’ meme first started on September 23, 2020, when Twitter user Vjillanelles shared a post. It went viral with 25.5k likes and 2.2k retweets.

The trend and the meme format both caught on very quickly. That’s when people started changing around the format a bit. Some Twitter users started adding ‘how it’s going’ instead of ‘how it ended’ and, ever since then, both versions have been in use.

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Bonnie Osborne
Community Member
6 months ago

AWESOME!! I love this so much

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Rick
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh gosh, her skin looked so sore before

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Sabse
Community Member
6 months ago

Great job !

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The meme is very versatile and can be used for pretty much anything and everything: funny and ironic posts, romantic before-and-afters, as well as great achievements that had very humble beginnings.

However, it looks like the ‘how it ended’ version of the meme is mostly focused on humorous tweets and relationship goals. Meanwhile, the ‘how it’s going’ version is all about noting personal achievements, successes, and goals that are still in progress without a definite end in mind. So you could say that the ‘how it’s going’ version is more ambitious while the ‘how it ended’ one could be considered to be much more personal and down-to-earth.

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MERCI LANGSTON
Community Member
6 months ago

Freddie, how's Mcdonalds going?

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German Rottweiler#16
Community Member
6 months ago

so cool

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Rick
Community Member
6 months ago

Cute!!

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Sabse
Community Member
6 months ago

Never make plans!

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Rick
Community Member
6 months ago

Great job!

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#12

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whitney sweat
Community Member
6 months ago

yes! we stan a queen.

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LOGAN HUNTER
Community Member
6 months ago

Great job, I love running, but I prefer cross country, much more pretty.

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
6 months ago

Amazing how a chance communication can turn out!

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Chrissie M.
Community Member
6 months ago

Ouch...

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
6 months ago

Congratulations!

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Joseph Kuhlman
Community Member
6 months ago

Version 20 good god

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Rick
Community Member
6 months ago

What an adorable family photo

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Eric Lafleur
Community Member
6 months ago

And she can now prescribe colonoscopies to those who bullied her at school.

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Everybody Say Love!
Community Member
6 months ago

A British Nana's biscuit\sweet tin xD

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MERCI LANGSTON
Community Member
6 months ago

I wish I could write cursive like that.

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JellyBean
Community Member
6 months ago

im confuzzled

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Kevin Donegan
Community Member
6 months ago

Plants should be classified as "addictive substances."

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Sonee9191
Community Member
6 months ago

Lol

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Kenna Cook
Community Member
6 months ago

AWWWWWWW <3

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Sabse
Community Member
6 months ago

I had to look twice 🙈

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Prenam Bini
Community Member
6 months ago

yes!

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TickingEmotionBomb
Community Member
6 months ago

Good Job!

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M O'Connell
Community Member
6 months ago

I think you could use some big wheely bins, but you're doing pretty darn well!

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Jace
Community Member
6 months ago

Since I've never gotten "blackout drunk", it took me a moment...

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Piet Puk
Community Member
6 months ago

Wholesome! ♡

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The one and only
Community Member
6 months ago

congrats!

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Kevin Donegan
Community Member
6 months ago

Writers block?

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LOGAN HUNTER
Community Member
6 months ago

She must have short term hunger to remember all of that.

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Bird Mom
Community Member
6 months ago

Love the shirt.

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Linus Nilsson
Community Member
6 months ago

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Afraid of how it will end. That hair could be the next threat to humanity

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Joseph Kuhlman
Community Member
6 months ago

Ha lmao

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EmiC _21
Community Member
6 months ago

yesssss periodt love king s**t

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Elijah Westreich
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6 months ago

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oh s**t!

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MelFunction
Community Member
6 months ago

It was only a kiss. It was only a kiss.

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