People are sharing pictures of their grandparents looking fierce in the past
Nostalgia levels through the roof.
It can be easy to forget what the generations before us looked like in their youth, so when an author encouraged people to share pictures of their grandparents from the past, the results were stunning.
Isaac Fitzgerald was the man who kick-started the entertaining Twitter thread, posting this image of his grandfather somewhat out of the blue.
For no reason whatsoever look at what a goddamn stunner my grandfather was. ✨ pic.twitter.com/M2j615Jw27— Isaac Fitzgerald🤞🏻🖤 (@IsaacFitzgerald) November 5, 2018
Fitzgerald followed his tweet up with an invitation to others to share their own pictures, and as it turned out they did not need asking twice.
Also for no reason whatsoever, if you've got pics of your grandparents looking fly, let's see 'em! 😍— Isaac Fitzgerald🤞🏻🖤 (@IsaacFitzgerald) November 5, 2018
Twitter user @havenalba shared the following image of her grandmother with her band.
My Grammy with her band. She was cool AF pic.twitter.com/8PnKMAYmIU— Haven Alba (@havenalba) November 6, 2018
Meanwhile @luxlotus estimated this picture to be just shy of 100 years old.
Others simply shared an image with no caption, such as this one from @nickwray.
This image from @alexanderchee received over 1000 likes – can you see what’s unusual about her scarf?
This is my favorite picture of my grandmother. pic.twitter.com/bU4UWiU109— Alexander Chee (@alexanderchee) November 6, 2018
And how about this Hollywood-style image from television host @alwaysalejandra.
Here are my grandparents, Gilberto & Carmen Irma, looking like babes! pic.twitter.com/7NhIErbl4w— Alejandra Ramos (@alwaysalejandra) November 5, 2018
Some posts were accompanied with tales which hinted at the era.
Savannah, probably around 1943? He called to invite her to come visit him at basic training (they were from upstate NY) and she said 'no!' and then he said, 'if you come visit we can get married' and she said 'well, in THAT case'. pic.twitter.com/5QnaM2C2lw— Jean Hannah Edelstein (@jhedelstein) November 5, 2018
Meanwhile, others told stories that remain relevant to this day.
my grandma talking with other native activist Washington DC in 1976. About an hour later they were arrested and taken to jail. pic.twitter.com/JvlSBslZtF— EG (@edenswoon) November 6, 2018
And while the past seems like a foreign country in many of the photos shared, a dog never fails to enhance a photo.
My grandmother and a dog in 1939 pic.twitter.com/e94usnGQJE— Bryan (@bryans989) November 6, 2018
Some things never change.