Real Life Examples Of The ‘Butterfly Effect’ Shared By People

You more than likely know what the Butterfly Effect is if you’re here. If not, it’s when a tiny change creates monumental consequences, good or bad. You never know how important a choice is until something like the following happens to you.

Different Classes Let Him Find His Wife

I wish there was more on this story, such as how the woman broke both of her arms.

wife of 14 years thanks to classes
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Photo Credit: Nematobrycon / Reddit / Unsplash

Besides that, this is like a fairytale story or a Disney film.

Choose When To Leave

Carpooling with someone to an event is always a bad choice when you think about it. What if you need to leave?

drive alone next time
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Photo Credit: discostud1515 / Reddit / Unsplash

Thankfully, this person knew they would want to depart earlier, and it saved their life.

One Minute Was All He Needed

That’s crazy; it only takes one minute to change the route of your whole life.

one minute late saved his life
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Photo Credit: elsi3000 / Reddit / Unsplash

I wonder how often this man thinks about missing that flight. It probably keeps him up at night.

Thank Goodness For Homesickness

As sad as this story is, it reminds you how important your home is. Always remember where you’re from, no matter how far you go.

flight crashed but she missed it
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Photo Credit: architecturalneeds / Reddit / Unsplash

It’s unfortunate for the others, so at least she made it.

Good For You!

No one should let a breakup keep them down. Take a page from this book and keep going.

emigrated somewhere new after a breakup
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Photo Credit: YWGtrapped / Reddit / Unsplash

I don’t know where this person ended up emigrating, but I’m sure they still love it.

Procrastination Helped Him

It isn’t often that procrastinating will help you find a new passion you learn about in school for years.

language lover from procrastination
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Photo Credit: ASzinhaz / Reddit / Unsplash

This guy got lucky, but that musical sparked it all for him.

Whale Whale Whale…

Whales are beautiful and majestic animals; it’s hard not to love them for that fact.

whale watching turned into a love
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Photo Credit: Deleted User / Reddit / Unsplash

This person had a different love that helped them become a warrior for the nation while protecting the whales.

Find Out Your Roots!

The moral of this story is that everyone should know their true origins. It can lead to a lot.

he's from spain not mexico
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Photo Credit: Naganofagano / Reddit / Unsplash

For this guy from Spain, he was able to find his wife.

Heels Are Dangerous

If there’s one thing to take away from this it’s that heels will always be dangerous.

mom slips in heels and has a kid
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Photo Credit: busytoothbrush / Reddit / Unsplash

They hurt your feet and make it harder to walk. Thank goodness something good came from them this time.

School Isn’t The Only Route

This person thought they were going to be a teacher in a different field, but that’s not what happened.

nursing now after changing classes
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Photo Credit: sh*tscrubber / Reddit / Unsplash

I know she didn’t expect her life to turn out like that.

Toddler Senses

Is it safe to say that kids can sense things? How did he know to go to the other bed?

grandpa survives when he was a kid
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Photo Credit: cali_mari_ / Reddit / Unsplash

Well, he didn’t, it was just in in his instincts to do it.

Be Open To Make New Friends

If this guy wasn’t open to making new friends, he wouldn’t have found his best man for his wedding.

going to six flags was his best decision
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Photo Credit: Generic-Online-User / Reddit / Unsplash

He was bored and could’ve easily stayed at home. That’s how much a small decision can make such a large impact.

This Fortune Cookie Changed His Life

Most of the time, fortune cookies give people generic lessons and fun facts. This one changed his life.

thanks chinese food for his life
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Photo Credit: phatbatt / Reddit / Unsplash

Also, that earthquake played a big part in this journey as well.

Go Use The Bathroom When You Need To

It’s sad to hear about those others. Hearing about stories like this is always mind-blowing.

bus falls but pregnant woman skips it
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Photo Credit: ImaginaryxDoll / Reddit / Unsplash

Had she held her bladder, she would’ve lost two lives, hers and the future child.

That’s A Major Discovery

This is why moms should always be helpful to their children. I wonder how they ended up bonded after this?

long-lost brother found
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Photo Credit: Mutchie / Reddit / Unsplash

This sounds like it could be a Netflix film with enough creativity added.

Coffee Saved Them

To know that coffee saved your life, you’d probably want to drink it every time you had the chance.

getting coffee saved their lives
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Photo Credit: irunn3r / Reddit / Unsplash

This is a wild story, but also it’s crazy how they had to go to so many McDonald’s.

An Upset Stomach Let His Friend Find A Wife

It’s always beautiful when you meet someone for the first time and you two instantly clicked.

friend had diarrhea and changed plans
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Photo Credit: plateishot / Reddit / Unsplash

That’s what probably happened with this man and the woman he ran into at the restaurant.

Going To Jail Helped Him

If he never went to jail, he wouldn’t be where he is today. Managing multiple restaurants is a dream for a lot of people.

got arrested for drugs
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Photo Credit: pakiranian / Reddit / Unsplash

This man’s choice of drug propelled his life.

Thank His Alcoholic Friend

If it weren’t for his drunken buddy, this would’ve never happened for him. This was a real domino effect.

new job for guy who had to move
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Photo Credit: meme-com-poop / Reddit / Unsplash

This is how wild the Butterfly Effect can get, but it gets crazier.

Finish Your Beer

I’ll admit to not finishing my beer all the time, but I might have to change that after seeing this.

finish your beer when you go out
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Photo Credit: mikevankempen / Reddit / Unsplash

There’s no telling if they would’ve got crushed by that car, but it sounds like it.