We all hope to find someone who both loves us at our worst and appreciates who we are at our best, but nothing illustrates that so well as this new, ridiculous meme.
The phrase, "If you can't love me at my worst you don't deserve me at my best," is something I feel like I've heard a million times, but it is so clearly illustrated by the flood of side by side photos on twitter right now. The trend apparently started when fans began sharing photos of K-Pop stars who have been around long enough to go through a complete brand transformation. They were goofballs. Now they're handsome princes.
But this is beyond any one cultural phenomenon. Everywhere, there are examples of people who are sometimes totally awful, sometimes absolutely crush worthy.
Like Timothee Chalamet dabbing versus Timothee Chalamet looking dreamily out the window:
Demi Lovato as her unwanted alter ego Poot, and as her hot music video self:
A cartoon Hercules. Wow, he got big:
Even Netflix has experienced the Glow Up:
Honestly, there's not a single creature or person who hasn't gone through some sort of transformation. It's actually kind of inspiring:
But I may be most moved by this flute girl. Look how much she loves her team! Love changes us all!
Of course, there are more Spongebob ones:
And the Internet's prince, Harry Styles:
Some powerful female figures:
Now ask yourself. Who loves you at your worst and deserves you at your best? And do you in any way resemble a personified sea sponge?
When I moved across the country a couple of months ago, I was trying to find a short-term place to stay while I looked around for an apartment to make my home. I've gone through my share of shady sublets, and was so worried I wouldn't land a spot that I started looking for one to book months in advance. On my first day of browsing, I came across a gorgeous and affordable one-bedroom in a really convenient location, but was super skeptical of the post because of how traumatized I am from my previous experiences.
I've dealt with creeps who ask for a cash deposit then claim they're in the hospital on the exact same day they're supposed to meet me for the keys. I've had people cancel my reservation once I've already landed in their city... Needless to say, I'm a seasoned subletter. When I found this lovely one-bedroom on Craigslist, I was sure the listing was too good to be true. So I took a proactively defensive stance when I reached out via email. I asked for boring specifications on the apartment and went over payment details with exhaustive thoroughness. I even asked if a friend could stop by to make sure there were no secret squatter tenants, or anything sketchy like that. Then, I got an email back.
TWIST: I recognized the address from the gushing fan mail I had sent it years ago. The apartment belonged to my favorite living writer and here I was, casually emailing with her directly. Flash forward a few months and we're friendly and occasionally email each other or meet for coffee to catch up. And that's how my nightmare sublet search turned into a friendship with one of the best and most famous writers of our time.
I live for real-life plot twists like this. They keep us on our toes while we cruise through this journey of life. Which is why when u/whytho37 asked Reddit to share their most insane plot twists, the results were incredible.
Scroll down for twists so good, you wouldn't believe they actually happened if you saw them in a film.