Nearly everyone had a childhood pet, the animal pal you've always had with you who has been by your side, offering snuggles and comforting fur when you need it most. There's a special bond between pet and master, one of complete trust and pure cuteness.
But like all things, we grow older, and our pets grow with us. We move from childhood innocence into the jaded mindset of adolescence and early adulthood. Even then, as we stop watching cartoons and start cramming for midterms, our beloved pets are still right there with us, by our side, waiting far away at home, or just in our hearts.
The transformation of the relationship is striking, but wholly adorable. See these compiled pics of animals and their owners before and after years of time has passed. Beware you will cringe of cuteness.