20 years ago, 6 friends in Los Angeles met in the home of one them. Someone snapped this photo.
7 years later, the boys were getting ready to go off to college. They liked the old photo and took another one in the same positions.
13 years after that photo, the 6 of them--still close friends after all these years--gathered together to make the photo again and to reminisce about old times and new. They are, from left to right, Matt Gruber, Joel Atia, Mykil Bachoian, Kevin Opos, and Ben Danon. Aviv Edelstein is in the front. Redditor downwarddawg took the photo and posted in on reddit.
Ryan Grenoble of the Huffington Post interviewed the 6 men about their wonderfully long-lasting relationship. When asked to explain the longevity of their relationship, Mykil responded:
I think the longevity of our friendship stems from the fact that we grew up together and have seen each other's growth and progress at every stage in life from about age 8. We are all from the same community and have common interests and backgrounds that overlap with one another. This makes it much easier to relate to each person's individual experiences, because certain things do not need to be explained to one another since we all have a shared understanding of the history that brought each person to any given point in life.
They're fortunate to have each other.