Time is a concept that, prior to photography, was nearly too abstract to document in a concrete manner. However, now that we can take pictures of everything, we are able to witness the passage of time in a truly powerful way.

That’s what makes these “then and now” photos so striking. The passage of time is one of the few sure things in life, but it will still never cease to amaze you — especially when you see it like this.

1. We’re glad he finally figured out how to turn it on.

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2. Holy municipal growth, Batman!

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3. Oh, I get it.

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4. Still a puppy, just a bigger one.

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5. Love through the years.

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6. Now with 200% more Chase Banks.

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7. …

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8. That’s some heavy stuff.

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9. Bring back the flattop, Will.

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10. If you don’t love your heroes in the 80s, you don’t deserve them in the 2000s.

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11. Where can I get that guy’s outfit?

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12. “Christy, for the last time. Stop swimming in game cartridges.”

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13. Lt. Dan regrew his legs!

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14. They also got a fireplace!

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15. “Chewie… we’re home.”

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16. Outfit coordination through the years.

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17. Buzz, your older self… woof!

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Does Chewie even age? I know that a Wookie’s lifespan is 400 years, but darn, Chewbacca! You look good!

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