15 Side-By-Side Photos That Put A Lump In My Throat

There is so much news out there, so many stories, that are designed and exist just to make us angry, to shock us, or that hope to call us to action. Those emotions are always there, bubbling right below the surface, ready to be set loose by the next horrible story.

That’s why I absolutely love sharing images and micro-stories like these 15, which put a lump in my throat with their completely beautiful transformations.

Take a scroll that will hopefully put a smile on your face, too.

15. That is one talented daddy.

And one adorable little girl.

14. The same OB nurse at the beginning and the end of her career.

She’s lovely. I wonder how many babies she’s helped deliver.

Just retired after 42 years as an obstetrical nurse, at the same hospital. Here I am at the start (1979) and end of my career! from OldSchoolCool

13. They weren’t giving up on that sweet baby.

Bless their hearts. So glad they didn’t!

One year since my wife brought a flea ridden, tiny baby back to life with a blood transfusion from cats

12. This is the sweetest.

These besties have stolen my heart.

Fifteen years later, still best friends. from MadeMeSmile

11. Still a baby.

I hope he got a cake for his big day.

My little guy turned 1 this week! from aww

10. It can happen for you, too.

Don’t give up. Keep fighting. There’s another side.

A year ago I was depressed and suicidal. Today things have gotten better. #vahealthcare from MadeMeSmile

9. There’s one in every family.

We don’t know what we would do without them.

Let meow out from aww

8. A little love goes a long way.

So does shampoo and a brush.

My brother’s dog, Ricky, before and after adoption. from aww

7. Lithuanian Statehood Day.

If you know your history, you’ll know how proud and happy they are.

6. What an adorable little sweetie.

Also that surgeon is amazing!

Before and after cleft lip surgery from Damnthatsinteresting

5. Why do you suppose the women need to wear bikinis?

I’m just asking a question.

Image Credit: Demilked

4. You can feel his determination in the first picture.

And his pride in the second. I love it.

Saw the left picture on my Google photos and was feeling proud of myself :). 1.5 years post open-heart surgery from MadeMeSmile

3. Just give us our pockets.

Why is this taking so long to rectify??

Image Credit: Reddit

2. Well now I feel bad about myself.

I’m not the only one who has spent the pandemic going the other way, right?

Image Credit: Demilked

1. He’s just waiting his turn.

He wants to be a wizard, I think.

In the final minutes of my cake day, I give you my dog, Leon, as a chess piece! from Eyebleach

See what I mean? Just lovely and inspiring.

Which one of these really made you tear up? I know there’s got to be at least one – share with us in the comments!