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.

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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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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Om Prakash Bhuwania 1 year ago

Bravo Woman! Played like the soldier.

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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 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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. 2 years ago

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

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#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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago

Elvis

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#21 US Soldier Giving Japanese Girl A Bicycle Ride, With Handlebar Riding Forbidden, 1946, Japan

US Soldier Giving Japanese Girl A Bicycle Ride, With Handlebar Riding Forbidden, 1946, Japan

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Daria B 3 years ago

This one looks like a scene from Benini's film La vita è bella.

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#22 A GI And His Girl Walk Arm-In-Arm Among The Sheep In Kensington Gardens, London, 1945

A GI And His Girl Walk Arm-In-Arm Among The Sheep In Kensington Gardens, London, 1945

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#23 A Girl Climbs To Say Her Goodbye To A Soldier Going Off To Fight In World War II, 1940

A Girl Climbs To Say Her Goodbye To A Soldier Going Off To Fight In World War II, 1940

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KJ Wallis 3 years ago

Aussie Diggers.

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#24 A British Soldier Kisses His Wife On His Return From Serving With The Armed Forces, 1945

A British Soldier Kisses His Wife On His Return From Serving With The Armed Forces, 1945

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Jeanne Deaux 3 years ago

Misses an arm, no? :'(

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#25 Couple In Penn Station Sharing Farewell Kiss Before He Ships Off To War, 1943

Couple In Penn Station Sharing Farewell Kiss Before He Ships Off To War, 1943

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#26 A Kiss In Times Square Displays The Mood Of The World On V-E Day, New York, May 8, 1945

A Kiss In Times Square Displays The Mood Of The World On V-E Day, New York, May 8, 1945

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Rokas Jan 1 year ago

With bottle in his hand :D

#27 Young Couple Chalking Hearts Onto A Tree, Valentine's Day, 1944

Young Couple Chalking Hearts Onto A Tree, Valentine's Day, 1944

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Daria B 3 years ago

Looks like they fought together in this war. Pretty different from the other pictures of girls sending away or welcoming their boys.

#28 Servicemen And Downtown Workers Embrace And Kiss In The Street As Word Of Surrender Flashed Through The Nation, 1945

Servicemen And Downtown Workers Embrace And Kiss In The Street As Word Of Surrender Flashed Through The Nation, 1945

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#29 Us Soldier And Local Girl Sharing A Chocolate Bar And Cigarettes, 1940s

Us Soldier And Local Girl Sharing A Chocolate Bar And Cigarettes, 1940s

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Ashley Lower 3 years ago

These are the same people from the pictures above.

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#30 A Member Of The 1st Battalion Of The Manchester Regiment During A Quayside Reunion At Southampt Before The Unit Moves Onto Egypt

A Member Of The 1st Battalion Of The Manchester Regiment During A Quayside Reunion At Southampt Before The Unit Moves Onto Egypt

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#31 A Present For His Girlfriend, California, 1943

A Present For His Girlfriend, California, 1943

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#32 A Soldier Saying Goodbye To His Wife In Seattle, Leaving For World War I, 1917

A Soldier Saying Goodbye To His Wife In Seattle, Leaving For World War I, 1917

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Jean 2 years ago

1917, and its now 2016, 99 years later and have we learned anything? There are still wars, still family's saying goodby. I hope he came back to her.

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#33 Soldier Is Welcomed Home At Long Beach Airport, 1945

Soldier Is Welcomed Home At Long Beach Airport, 1945

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katarina 2 years ago

i love the picture, so touching, but i have to say i love there shoes.

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#34 An American GI And His French Girlfriend Holding One Another While On A Date, 1940s

An American GI And His French Girlfriend Holding One Another While On A Date, 1940s

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Dorothy-Clare Jacobs 3 years ago

How do we know she is French? Are there palm trees in France? I wonder where this was taken?

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#35 An American Soldier And A Frenchwoman Kissing In A Picture That Raised Eyebrows After Appearing In Life Magazine, 1944

An American Soldier And A Frenchwoman Kissing In A Picture That Raised Eyebrows After Appearing In Life Magazine, 1944

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Jean 2 years ago

I don't see anything to raise eyebrows, it looks normal to me.

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#36 Man Kisses His Wife After Coming Back From War, 1940s

Man Kisses His Wife After Coming Back From War, 1940s

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Jen Cash 3 years ago

awww

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#37 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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PrincessLily 2 years ago

I love this one

#38 Soldier Kissing A Red Cross Nurse, 1945

Soldier Kissing A Red Cross Nurse, 1945

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Rokas Jan 1 year ago

It looks like she don't know him :D

#39 Women’s Army Corp Member Kissing Her Husband, Upon Discharge January 1, 1945

Women’s Army Corp Member Kissing Her Husband, Upon Discharge January 1, 1945

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#40 Anglo-American Friendship Is Furthered By Boy And Girl Meetings In Hyde Park, 1945

Anglo-American Friendship Is Furthered By Boy And Girl Meetings In Hyde Park, 1945

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Rokas Jan 1 year ago

No one needs your chairs!

#41 A Couple Kissing In A Pub As Europe Celebrates The End Of World War II, London, 1945

A Couple Kissing In A Pub As Europe Celebrates The End Of World War II, London, 1945

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#42 A Russian Woman Cries Reunited With A Soldier Returning After The War, 1945

A Russian Woman Cries Reunited With A Soldier Returning After The War, 1945

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Erin Ratigan 3 years ago

Guy looks like Jeff Goldblum

#43 World War Two Farewell Kiss, Between 1940-1945

World War Two Farewell Kiss, Between 1940-1945

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KJ Wallis 3 years ago

More Aussie Diggers

#44 D. Brown Kissing Her Fiance Terry Under The Mistletoe, On Board The HMS Wakeful At Portsmout, 1955

D. Brown Kissing Her Fiance Terry Under The Mistletoe, On Board The HMS Wakeful At Portsmout, 1955

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Jeanne Deaux 3 years ago

Aww, they are so cute!!! <3

#45 A Couple Celebrate The Victory On May 8, 1945

A Couple Celebrate The Victory On May 8, 1945

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Karen Kachadurian 2 years ago

I'm surprised that the solider carries a helmet from WWI, doesn't make any sense. That is a "dough boy" helmet.

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#46 Evacuated French Troops Relax On An English Beach

Evacuated French Troops Relax On An English Beach

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Rokas Jan 1 year ago

Why these two in the middle hug each-other?

#47 Actress Martha O’driscoll Kisses A Soldier Goodbye In Los Angeles, 1941

Actress Martha O’driscoll Kisses A Soldier Goodbye In Los Angeles, 1941

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Touche 3 years ago

I hope these boys made it back home ok.

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#48 Hyde Park's Paths Are Filled With Strolling Couples Like This One, 1945

Hyde Park's Paths Are Filled With Strolling Couples Like This One, 1945

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#49 Comrades Heckle Soldier Kissing His Girlfriend Goodbye Before Leaving Waterloo Station, London, 1939

Comrades Heckle Soldier Kissing His Girlfriend Goodbye Before Leaving Waterloo Station, London, 1939

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Touche 3 years ago

:)

#50 A British Tommie Bestows A Last Kiss Upon His Rhineland Sweetheart As His Detachment Leaves For England As They Evacuate Germany. Konigstein, Germany, September 1929

A British Tommie Bestows A Last Kiss Upon His Rhineland Sweetheart As His Detachment Leaves For England As They Evacuate Germany. Konigstein, Germany, September 1929

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Touche 3 years ago

Love knows no borders or nationalities :)

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#51 An American Soldier Leans Over The Side Of An Army Vehicle As He Kisses A French Woman On A Bicycle During The Liberation Of Paris, 1944

An American Soldier Leans Over The Side Of An Army Vehicle As He Kisses A French Woman On A Bicycle During The Liberation Of Paris, 1944

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#52 Three Lovely Ladies Embrace Their Military Beaus, 1940s

Three Lovely Ladies Embrace Their Military Beaus, 1940s

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#53 Kissing Their Lovers Goodbye, Toronto, 1914

Kissing Their Lovers Goodbye, Toronto, 1914

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#54 A Soldier And His Girlfriend, Texas, USA, 1941

A Soldier And His Girlfriend, Texas, USA, 1941

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#55 Husbands Kiss Their Wives After Coming Back From War, 1940s

Husbands Kiss Their Wives After Coming Back From War, 1940s

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Rokas Jan 1 year ago

Looks like they make surprise for ladys :)

#56 Couple Laughing In A Park, California, 1943

Couple Laughing In A Park, California, 1943

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Miroslav Furac 3 years ago

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#57 Soldier Is Greeted With A Kiss From His Ecstatic Wife As He Comes Home From France On Christmas

Soldier Is Greeted With A Kiss From His Ecstatic Wife As He Comes Home From France On Christmas

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#58 A Victory Kiss, 1945

A Victory Kiss, 1945

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#59 Couple In Penn Station Sharing Farewell Kiss Before He Ships Off To War, 1943

Couple In Penn Station Sharing Farewell Kiss Before He Ships Off To War, 1943

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Daria B 3 years ago

I feel kinda sorry for the guy on the right....

#60 An English ATS And A GI Lies In The Grass In Hyde Park, 1945

An English ATS And A GI Lies In The Grass In Hyde Park, 1945

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#61 A U.S. Officer And His Girl Walk By The Serpentine In Hyde Park, London, 1945

A U.S. Officer And His Girl Walk By The Serpentine In Hyde Park, London, 1945

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Redscrambled 3 years ago

Stunning photographs!!! We owe them so much. They gave everything for freedom Thank you!!!!