For years now, free little libraries have been popping up on front lawns across the country, promoting literacy and bringing communities together through a unique book sharing system. One Wichita woman, Maggie Ballard, has taken the colorful concept a step further by replacing the books with things like food, toiletries, and other necessities. Referred to as a Blessings Box, the pop-up repository invites members of the community to “take a blessing when you need one, leave [a] blessing when you can.
Here on My Modern Met, we’re big fans of “then and now” photo projects like Irina Werning’s Back to the Future, so when we came across these images of “pets growing up with their humans” on BuzzFeed, we felt an inherent need to share them. The adorable set of photos show us how time has changed physical appearances but unhindered the bond between people and their pets. Some of these folks even try to recreate their candid portraits from up to 20 years ago. While they aren’t all the works of one photographer on a mission to document long-lasting human-pet relationships, they certainly should be!