Ah, photoshop. Truly, it’s one of the modern wonders of the world. Sometimes it gives us hilarious fails, and other times, it offers us a truly magical visual experience. And the latest photoshop trend to go viral falls very much into the latter camp.
Ard Gelinck had a truly ingenious idea, photoshopping celebrities alongside younger versions of themselves. Some will make you laugh, some will tug on your heartstrings – but all of them are things of beauty. Scroll on for all of our favorites.
It’s true: the man doesn’t age.
We won’t lie, this one kind of made us sad.
Back in a simpler time, before he started yelling at chairs.
Is he any taller than he was as a youth, though?
Still a cutie, not gonna lie.
One Tom Hanks brings a smile to our face – but two is even better!
The hair may have changed, but the attitude remains the same.
That beaded necklace is giving us all kinds of nostalgia.
Choosing two pics wearing almost the same outfit is a genius touch.
Yikes. This one’s gotta hurt.
Still an undeniable stunner with an irresistible smile.
The epitome of aging gracefully right here.
She’s always had that same beautifully striking look.
From a cutie to a total beauty.
Another entry into the “has not aged at all” club.
This has gotta be the cutest entry on the list, right?
Young Jeff Bridges has got us feeling some type of way. Who knew?
One of the most instantly recognizable faces in the industry, then and now.
41. Mary Kate and Ashley
From smiling kids to a pair of rather … ill-looking adults.
Beautiful then, and beautiful now.
Young or old, he has always had an undeniably charismatic look.
She’s lived hard and she looks good for it!
Another one who looks basically exactly the same as their younger self.
You can’t deny she’s retained her signature style and stayed true to herself.
How is it possible that she now looks younger?
The Boss has aged like a fine wine.
As stunning then as she is now.
Is it just us, or has it got a little bit warm in here?
Baby Harry is a total Archie clone, and we love it!
Seeing this hunk without his signature gray hair is, frankly, quite weird.
How does she still look this good?
“I’m not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I’m not dumb… and I also know that I’m not blonde.”
How have we never seen those Elvis-impersonation pics before?
This Rocketman may have toned down his glasses, but his attitude is still the same.
That hair is really the essence of the ’80s.
As stunning now as she ever was.
And the award for cutest baby picture has to go to …
We can’t decide which era Idris we have a bigger crush on.
An icon through many eras.
This is probably the Friend who has changed the least.
A true legend who was beautiful until the end.
She always had that same cheeky grin.
He made a surprisingly cute and clean-cut kid!
That toothy grin is everything to us.
Her infectious smile hasn’t changed one bit.
He’ll always be Ron Weasley to us!
Is it just us, or is that child photo a little bit … off?
That hair is really something.
Could this be the cutest entry on our list? We think it might just be.
Bonus points for that ultra-patriotic editing.
Now, this is what we call a glow up.
From an awkward-looking kid to a … well, still a pretty awkward-looking adult, actually.
That fact she’s single (sorry, “self-partnered“) absolutely boggles the mind.
Want some more cute throwbacks? Scroll on to see what became of some of your favorite child stars.