It’s 2020. And it’s Autumn. A pretty sad combination, overall. So we all need a gentle reminder that life can be wonderful, full of possibilities, and kind-hearted people. Well, you’ve come to the right place, then, dear Readers. Bored Panda has collected some of the most wholesome and blessed pics of people taking part in the ‘how it started vs. how it ended’ challenge.

From romantic love stories and supportive family members to tweets about the power of perseverance, these pics are bound to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Remember to upvote your fave images and let us know which ones you found to be the most wholesome. When you’re done with this list, have a look through Bored Panda’s earlier posts about the ‘how it started’ challenge here, here, and here.

Bored Panda reached out to Molly Gorczyca who started dating a guy named Ryan after learning that they were both being treated for acute myeloid leukemia. "Over our treatment, we have both received a bone marrow transplant. We really just connected when we started talking over our many similarities such as both being student athletes, and our relationship just blossomed from there," Molly talked about her story that's worthy of a movie. Read on for the rest of our interview with Molly, whose romantic story is making the internet tear up with joy.

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Anna McHugh
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Keep going and DON'T STOP FOR ANYONE!!!

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Pamela24
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Awww! Congrats you guys!

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Vic
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Good God! That's so cool, looks like a photograph..

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Molly's post on Twitter got more than 1.2 million likes and reached the hearts of countless internet users, brightening up their day and inspiring them to live their best lives. "I really cannot believe my post is getting this much attention. When I posted it, I was just joining a really popular trend happening on Twitter and now I’m at 1 million likes and it’s just crazy. I’m really thankful for everyone reaching out and I hope I can have a positive effect on at least one person’s life after they see our story," she shared how she's feeling about her unexpected fame.

Molly also shared her advice for anyone who might be struggling with their health right now. She said that it's vital to find one positive thing each day. "What you’re going through is really hard, and I’m sure many times it just feels like everything is negative, but if you can find just one thing even if it’s the smallest thing, it helps. Find people who will love and support you at your highs and lows because there will be many of each," she opened up.

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Laura Zaini
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unfortunately I think grandad died of covid

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Anna McHugh
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1 month ago

Thank God, thank god, thank god:)

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

Wow! Good on you man!

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Some of the other stories behind the pictures melt your heart, too. For example, Ciarán Shannon from Belfast shared photos of him and his daughter, Niamh, during the most important stages of her academic life. The 3 photos were taken by Niamh’s mom, Brenda, at the very same spot outside of their home.

Dad Ciarán’s tweet got nearly a million likes and became a worldwide sensation. The first photo was taken in 1999 during his daughter’s first day at school. The second picture was her last day at school in 2013. The final photo was taken in 2018 when she graduated from university. Niamh is now a maths and science teacher at the age of 25.

Ciarán was floored by the internet’s reaction. "I've just been watching the numbers go up and up. It's like watching the electric meter when the tumble dryer is on. I'm flabbergasted by the reaction my pictures have got. The good thing is that now nearly a million people know how proud I am of my daughter,” the proud dad told the BBC.

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1 month ago

wOW

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Monday
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1 month ago

He got a life alright. Glad he didn't let those buggers get him down.

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Scagsy
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1 month ago

Aw, that's cute

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The ‘how it started vs. how it ended’ challenge is a new addition to the ranks of memes. The first time it was used was on September 23, 2020, according to Know Your Meme. The meme spread like wildfire since then. Now, there are two main offshoots of the meme that are more or less equally popular: ‘how it started vs. how it ended’ and ‘how it started vs. how it’s going.’

We’re hoping that the challenge doesn’t fizzle out anytime soon because we’d love to see more stories like those about Molly and Ryan, as well as about Ciarán and his daughter.

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Night Owl
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1 month ago (edited)

Starting and going in more ways than one

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Anna McHugh
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1 month ago

Didn't know about this - will definitely go when I'm home!

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She is a youth activist from Flint, Michigan. She is best known for raising awareness about Flint's ongoing water crisis and fundraising to support underprivileged children in her community and across the country. When Copeny was eight years old, she wrote a letter to President Barack Obama in order to draw attention to the Flint Water Crisis in her hometown. Her letter prompted a response from the president where he shared that "letters from kids like you are what make me so optimistic about the future". On May 4, 2016 he visited Flint to see first-hand the devastation to the lives of Flint's citizens as a result of their lead-poisoned water supply. That visit resulted in the declaration of a federal state of emergency in January 2016 and contributed to a nationwide awareness of the city's critical situation. Obama eventually authorized $100 million to fix the crisis. Read rest on wikipedia

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Vic
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1 month ago

Great! This should be a universal law..

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Clara Knaub
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1 month ago

Cute in both pics!

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Alex T
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1 month ago

gymnasts are some of the strongest athletes out there! Good on you, girl!

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Hanna Yan
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1 month ago

good job!

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Anna McHugh
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1 month ago

A happy kitty is a great achievement :)

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Peter's wife
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1 month ago

Awww, so cute

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Clara Knaub
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1 month ago

Awww! That’s amazing!

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Anna McHugh
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1 month ago

Dayum - someone worked hard! Good for you!

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Katelyn
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1 month ago

You go girl!!!

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Alex T
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1 month ago

the 2000's scene if i ever saw it

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JustSomeKid
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1 month ago

we stan <3

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Tal
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1 month ago

Amen !

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Little Dino
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1 month ago

awww...so cute!

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Eva the Egg
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1 month ago

Congrats on the wight loss

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Anna McHugh
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1 month ago

Happy dog! :)

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Bernd Herbert
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1 month ago

This seems to be a proper nice guy, not like the ones in the other thread....

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Joe Berger
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I wanna see one of these about the moustache

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Anna McHugh
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1 month ago

Sandy butts and happy mutts!

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Anna McHugh
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1 month ago

LOL cute couple :)

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Anna McHugh
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Great tans - cutees

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Clara Knaub
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What a beautiful dog!

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Oghomwen uwa
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I really wish this will be the case for me in Nigeria 😩😩

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deanna woods
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They did a great job.

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Clara Knaub
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They look so similar!

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Charlotte Anderson [STUDENT]
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1 month ago

Took me a minute to understand🤣

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Did she learn to love the dog?

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Charlotte Anderson [STUDENT]
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👍🏼

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Charlotte Anderson [STUDENT]
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1 month ago

🥰 awwww

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Sabed Hussain
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being kewt is enough 😭😭😭

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Janelle Madison
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Wow good for her!

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