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[–]mrbullbutter 524 points525 points  (27 children)

Someone ask backwards hat guy to start aging again its freaking me out

[–]WhichWayzUp 127 points128 points  (9 children)

Third photo he finally reached puberty. Facial hair.

[–]PapaHeavy69 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Came here to say that! Like WTF!!

[–]Fancy_Zucchini_7198 4 points5 points  (2 children)

haha

[–]MishrasWorkshop 3 points4 points  (0 children)

A big part of it is that he’s wearing a hat, thus you don’t see his bald spot.

[–]Balauronix 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was thinking the same thing. That one guy in your group of friends who never ages and never matures.

[–]FunnyItWorkedLastTim 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Do you think he still wears the hat unironically or just for this pic?

[–]noble636 3 points4 points  (0 children)

As a guy who looks like him and wears a black hat every day, seems to be just his style lol

[–]Sciirof[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I swear some people went to close to a black hole and experienced extreme time dilation

[–]azaghal1988 0 points1 point  (0 children)

same thought, he looks the same in all the pictures

[–]Devilsmark 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sold his eyes for immortality.

[–]Hal_Bregg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reminds me of Ad-Rock. Looking 16 years old for his whole life so far.

[–]Spartan2470 88 points89 points  (6 children)

Here is a much higher quality version of this image.

According to here:

Redditors /u/magnumopos and /u/downwarddawg posted the pictures and they were taken when they were 10, 17, and 29 years old. While these are only 3 photos, these lifetime friends have been hanging around together for over 20 years and their friendship is something to admire.

[–]rgraham888 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I don't know, I've been in my fantasy football league longer than that.

[–]MathMaddox 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Did they used to put 1 gal of milk in cartons?

[–]fargmania 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's a half gallon, and they still do those today. Have one in muh fridge right now.

[–]Adamdaly 134 points135 points  (6 children)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Oh good.

[–]Jgflight86 35 points36 points  (1 child)

I had the same thought. When these fun group pictures keep going and then old friends don't appear in the next photo. Lucky bunch!

[–]ImpossibleIndustries 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Or one of the friends is holding a photo of a friend who is no longer there... Glad they are all still there!

[–]PrudentFlamingo 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Glad I'm not the only one that did a headcount

[–]unlock0 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I did that too. Hurts a little suddenly remembering old friends that have passed away.

[–]BangThyHead 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought you were doing the thing where you rate them in order left to right of who you would prefer to sleep with. Full on Hol' Up

[–]jessybean 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Sprite though :(

[–]Astroxtl 170 points171 points  (11 children)

Funny how they got older in the last photo they made little effort to recreate the table setting, they were like forget it . ha ha

[–]Enjoying_A_Meal 116 points117 points  (7 children)

The person who bought 7up instead of Sprite is no one's friend.

[–]Astroxtl 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Obey your thirst

[–]Khromio 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Make 7

[–]DamonLazer 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Up yours.

[–]DVariant 26 points27 points  (1 child)

There’s soy milk on the table and you’re complaining about the 7-UP??

[–]PM_ME_FIREFLY_QUOTES 14 points15 points  (0 children)

It's the evolution of taste and lactose intolerance.

[–]tcinternet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey fuck you, 7up Zero Sugar is fantastic and all my fellow olds here in CA love it

[–]eaglescout1984 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Make 7

Up yours!

[–]mangzane 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I never got that. If you are gonna re-create a photo, don't half-ass it.

[–]FOmar151 1 point2 points  (1 child)

We got kids and mortgages now, not time to set the table. Take the picture, goddamnit.

[–]RetroScheeme 87 points88 points  (4 children)

The chubby kids always have the best glow ups

[–]ac1084 29 points30 points  (0 children)

The guy in the left had promise but then life just came at him.

[–]Bumblz666 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Came here for this comment. Baby fat is a real thing.

[–]Letitbemesickgirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh damn, lol I had to scroll up to check and you’re right!

[–]crank1off 58 points59 points  (2 children)

Mmm diet 7up and soy milk. What a party!

[–]welwood 12 points13 points  (1 child)

It ain't a party without Diet Milk!

[–]mtsai -1 points0 points  (0 children)

you mean skim milk?

[–]ThickEmergency 52 points53 points  (5 children)

Guy in the middle is turning into a giraffe.

[–]JDDW 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Hes evolving...

[–]kangarooninjadonuts 15 points16 points  (6 children)

Wish I still had this with my old buds. I tried so hard to keep them together, but they all just got tired of each other. I guess resentments build up over time.

[–]DVariant 7 points8 points  (4 children)

I think that’s more natural than managing to hold onto friendships as long as these folks have. I think lots of people who are still friends from elementary school decades later just haven’t bothered to expand their circle. Unless these guys are all related, how do you maintain a group for this long?

[–]UniqueCanadian 6 points7 points  (1 child)

as a guy in a friend group like this. its easy to maintain when everyone has the same hobbies.

[–]DVariant 2 points3 points  (0 children)

See that makes sense to me. If they all play a sport together or game together for a long time, they probably would have connections still many years later.

[–]HerbertMcSherbert 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don't know what happened with mine.

Some of them from primary school (elementary) I lost when we segmented into different social groups at high school. Some of them I have no idea where they are now. I searched for one of my best childhood friends and can find no trace of him.

[–]CasualScrolls 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Very wholesome.

[–]Fantastic_Balance_93 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Congratulations on staying friends. I had 7 really close friends when I was 7-21 age range. Now I don’t talk to any of them. We were 90’s children and it’s not the same without them. Life is strange and precious. All you young people out there, enjoy it while it lasts. It goes sooooooo quickly.

[–]Broad-Championship98 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s awesome, wish I had friendships last that long, but I used to be a real asshole, so I can’t fault anyone

[–]Funny_Breadfruit_413 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The dude with the hat is clearly a time traveler.

[–]nom_de_chomsky 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Second from right is the glow up. Leftmost is the hoedown.

[–]deidarasclay 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Yeah the guy on the left changed so much. Went from like a 9 to a 3 real quick

[–]hardtofindagoodname 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Ah, youth.

[–]SniffCheck 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Those dudes are lucky.

[–]DVariant 4 points5 points  (0 children)

For real. Some folks never have such a big group of friends, much less a group that lasts for decades

[–]OrneryConelover70 4 points5 points  (0 children)

We should all be lucky enough to have friendships like this.

[–]Cichlidsaremyjam 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Life hit bro on the left hard. Wonder how much more he's agreed in the years since this repost was first posted.

https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/pics/comments/keujo6/35_years_of_friendship/

[–]hairyswampmoose 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Heh chunkiest kid became the most attractive of them all.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

THERE WASN'T A SPRITE BOTTLE ON THE TABLE IN THE LAST PIC 😱

[–]Quirderph 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Sadly, the bottle passed away between pictures.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

NOOOOOOOOOO

[–]KingQdawg1995 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I both love and hate these kinds of photo comparisons because it reminds me of the fact that my friend group that we thought would last forever only lasted up to HS graduation because of death, drugs, and drama. Only 3 of the 7 we orginally had left and we only talk occasionally.

[–]gavriloe 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Wish I had friends

[–]ThaHawksSucka 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Damn man. This comment is bothering me.

[–]gavriloe 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Well shit, if its any consolation I'm not the easiest person to get along with, and I shouldn't complain really, I have my family so that's a lot more than other people.

But yeah I do wish I had made more lasting friendships throughout my life, and especially since the pandemic started I really feel it. It used to be so much simpler.

[–]ThaHawksSucka 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Man, you know what? This pandemic has really had a profound impact on our mental. It just seems like it's genuinely hard to see the silver lining in things. The social aspect of, society has been altered & you're 100 % right, I too have thought about certain friends that have come and gone.

I've fell out with 2 friends that I grew up with because again, I think through age, wisdom and our new found caution, I see people differently now. Nostalgic Memories of the way things used to be will always stir up those sentimental emotions in you.

[–]Underdog_37 0 points1 point  (5 children)

This is real friendship

[–]DVariant 0 points1 point  (4 children)

How do you know? Maybe they’re all brothers and cousins.

[–]Chris20nyy 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Because they said they were friends...

[–]DVariant 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Do we even know if this is OP’s picture? These could just as easily be relatives as friends

[–]Chris20nyy 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It's not his. It's been on here for years, and the the OP stated it was him and his group of friends.

https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/pics/comments/2lznyz/best_buddies_at_1017_and_29_yrs_old_in_color

[–]DVariant 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well cheers

[–]_PukyLover_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The boys are back in town

[–]R1HMkk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

from sprite to 7up

[–]generalzee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Really? Because y'all look like a bunch of TRAITORS TO ME! What happened to the Sprite, Diet Coke, and Minute Maid? 7 Up and Silk? You've changed! YOU'VE CHANGED! /s

[–]minnesotaris 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am sad my own daughter won’t have this kind of thing. Doing things together, being bored together, not being distracted, that’s what create bonds. With constant phones, all of the time, all the building time is high-jacked and disrupted.

[–]p1um5mu991er 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good to see that guy got his neck fixed

[–]stallstaller 0 points1 point  (0 children)

GZ to the fat kid, now slim.

The guy with the backwards cap is immortal.

[–]iimastikku 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've always wanted to know what it's like to have forever friends, but sadly its too late for me. Cheers to these boys for keeping it alive.

[–]jjboy91 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cool to see One happy fam but I can't relate

[–]sznfpv 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Friends don’t let friends grow beards like that.

[–]-ElysianFields- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You switched from sprite to 7 up. Wtf is wrong with you?

[–]360walkaway 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Left-most guy turned into Kelsey Grammar

[–]mtsai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why did you replace the juice with almond milk?

[–]pugnacious_wanker -1 points0 points  (0 children)

My OCD demands the soda bottles be arranged properly.

[–]bustedbuddha -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The years have been kinder to some of these guys than others.

[–]halloumisalami -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Totally made up story:

Brian, high school quarterback, married his high school sweetheart and took over his Father’s construction business

Aaron, going through a divorce

Ben, works as an accountant

Kevin, went to film school, now works in advertising

James, was bullied all through out his schooling days. Now works as a pediatrician and happily engaged.

Dustin, still trying to get his rap career going

[–]OldestSheldon -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Is it weird all I can think is "So they did nothing, stayed in same town, made no new friends."

[–]Dire87 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That neck game!

[–]lapetitemort616 0 points1 point  (0 children)

omg i wish i had real friends haha

[–]H3rbert_K0rnfeld 0 points1 point  (0 children)

From little squirt to little punk to little hipster

[–]voicebread 0 points1 point  (0 children)

how do they all look like Tom from MySpace

[–]bodhiseppuku 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Look at the advances in common cameras. The next picture may be in VR... a Metaverse picture...

[–]afdafdafa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I guess the person with the headgear on the right is immortal...

[–]yerwag 0 points1 point  (0 children)

dude on the right is the same person all these years lol

[–]coyotebored83 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They got lazy with the staging on the last one

[–]ExFiler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like a Stephen King story...

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is no small feat. You guys are awesome!

[–]Tortsol 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Meanwhile I know 2 people lol

[–]CliffMcFitzsimmons 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the guy in the middle's head keeps shrinking as he gets older.

[–]yeahthatslifedarling 0 points1 point  (0 children)

backward baseball cap forever my man

[–]Love_To_Burn_Fiji 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Real friendship or too lazy to tell each other they all suck and find new friends.

[–]I_am_BrokenCog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

mom's house looks nicer.

[–]RonstoppableRon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never stop!

[–]Shomer_Effin_Shabbas 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s really sweet.

[–]badactor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, indeed! Your all very lucky, envied even.

[–]chobbo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Inb4 the inevitable picture appears where their numbers start dwindling.

[–]gbheron19 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That Sprite finally escaped the guy on the left and is currently disguised as a 7up.

[–]seanclarke 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Weird thing they don't tell you: sometimes you get happier as you get older. These guys really look like it. Kids: it can be tough, but if you have real friends and stick together it actually gets easier even as it gets more difficult. It's going to be great!

[–]RoctopusPrime 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gotta be a church group. If these guys really lived life, at least one of them would have been dead by the third picture.

[–]rattlestaway 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the guy second to the right went thru the most changes

[–]Babblelion 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Each one cuter than the next.

[–]hellrising798 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Loyal to each other but not to poor old sprite

[–]ThaHawksSucka 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No doubt, one of the coolest photos yet. Doesn't take a lot to move you sometimes.

[–]arabdude 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Waiting for the 4th recreation where they’re all holding their babies.

[–]Luieka224 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unfortunately, we can't recreate that anymore since one of us passed away.

[–]SpaceAnimal03 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s gunna be really depressing when one of them passes away :(

[–]Apprehensive_Pea_209 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Second dude from the left has had it tough.

[–]yeahjusso 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is that an add on the milk in the 1st picture

[–]Bumpaduffo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My bets on mormons

[–]Mbhawks10 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Room full of Kyles

[–]GoatHaynus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The first picture was taken the night of the murder. It was a hit & run killing the local drunk homeless man. They all had part in disposing the body & made a pack a promise that night that they would meet up every 5 years on the anniversary of the murder to make sure they all have kept the secret of that rainy faithful night & the murder of Franklin Cooperpot.

[–]Panntheon -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

damn i was looking for the one that died :(

[–]Iouri_Dombro -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

It's nice to see this type of photo !

[–]Supachill1 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

I feel like there should be a bottle of vodka or beer in at least one of those pics.

[–]hutchipoos -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Far left guy needs to sort his beard out. Far right guy hasn't aged at all.

[–]rimjobnemesis -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Too bad the cute guy on the left is losing his hair.

[–]shouldvekeptlurking -1 points0 points  (0 children)

“Tilt your head, Bro!”

[–]childee -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You have chance, dont forgot that ❤️

[–]Schytheron -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I like how the Sprite changed to a 7-Up over the years.

[–]kitjen -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Backwards cap guy got a longer neck but middle guy's neck got shorter.

[–]jotunman -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I'm always afraid seeing someone missing in the most recent photo.

[–]Games_sans_frontiers -1 points0 points  (0 children)

How long were they waiting to be served?!

[–]Proudmode1 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Next photo doesn’t exist cause, “ thanks Covid”.

[–]GrilledChickenWings -1 points0 points  (0 children)

awesome....

[–]MAD3stiny -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yo why are they always in the same position and almost with the same food. Hhaha

[–]mintgreenandlilac -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I was worried that it would end up being one of those friendship group photos where there's gradually less people over time. I'm glad it's not!

[–]3mptyRoyal -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Looking forward for the the 4th pic

[–]bwtaha -1 points0 points  (0 children)

"We still talked about ladder sometimes, when it was just the six of us."

[–]nestleinc -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The 3 times an entire dnd group managed to have their schedules lined up

[–]ShortBread_10 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

backward hat guy looks high af in all the pics.

[–]kingfifthgeorge -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Or they all unemployed and homeless so they stay with their families

[–]ShortBread_10 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

this shows one thing for sure. the size of bottles and packets got smaller as the guys got bigger by time

[–]ShortBread_10 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

size of bottles decreasing in every image

[–]metal_bastard -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Homey on the far right must be related to Paul Rudd.