Things that were passed from generation to generation have many stories to tell, and they have a special place in our hearts. That’s why seeing your kid in the same sweater you wore 40 years ago or playing with the same toy you played with as a kid are moments that can warm your heart in а second.
We at Bright Side were amazed by how some things can stay the same even after years of use, and we wanted to share the best pics we could find with you.
- “Me in my Snoopy sweater in 1981, my son in the same sweater in 2017, and my daughter in the same sweater in 2020”
- “The original Game Boy still works like a charm.”
- “My old car toy survived 7 kids and is still rolling after 35 years…”
- “23-year-old Vtech power pad still going strong!”
- “An Adidas bag from the ’70s I got from my father”
- “A waffle-maker I bought at Disney World in 1995 — built like a tank and working great after 24 years of pretty regular use!”
- “A Lionel train my grandpa bought in 1952, I’m the third generation to run it during the Christmas season.”
- “A brush/comb set I received for my seventh birthday — my kids and I still use it today. I’m a 41-year-old man…”
- “My father-in-law and my husband playing ColecoVision circa 1984, and my husband and our daughter playing the same ColecoVision in 2018”
- “Grandma’s old blender is still going strong 40+ years later.”
- “Lundhags Park boots that have served both my dad and me for over 40 years, ready for another fall and winter!”
- “My Super Nintendo is still going strong 27 years later.”
- “Bought it in ’88 with money my grandmother left me. I’ve ridden thousands of miles on it, and now it’s my townie bike for shopping and errands.”
- “My Legos are being played with again 40 years later…”
- “I’ve been using the same glove for over 30 years. Son starts his first league next week, so hopefully, I’ll be using this to practice with him.”
- “My grandmother received this Aerolux bulb as a baby gift in 1948. It still lights up.”
- “My husband’s first credit purchase from 1971, and it’s still used every day.”
- “An Oxford bookbag from 1880 or so — my grandpa got it used when he started high school in 1951. It has since been used by my mom, uncle, aunt, and myself.”
- “50 years apart to the day, same kids…same car”
Have you passed something of yours down to your children? Share your pictures in the comments.