When 25-year-old Shaylyn Gibson found an old picture of her mother, she decided to pose in the same position and upload the two shots to Reddit. The result? Over five million views and a lot of attention. It’s clear that the internet absolutely adores it when a child looks like a younger version of their parent. Bearing that in mind, here’s a selection of regular folks and tiny babies posing alongside pictures of their parents at similar ages. The resemblances are uncanny and sometimes even hilarious.
Baby clothes may have changed over the years (they’re now a lot less gender-neutral, for example) but babies themselves certainly haven’t. This identical father and son, both photographed at five months of age, look absolutely delighted to be part of the world.
What better way to pay tribute to your father than to recreate a picture of him holding you? Reddit user BeerIsDelicious did just that. He wore the same Mickey Mouse t-shirt his father had once donned, but even without it there would still be a strong resemblance between the two 29-year-olds.
What’s more fun than recreating old pictures? Recreating old outfits, of course! This young woman got dressed up in a patterned dress similar to her mother’s, found a similar backdrop and struck an identical pose to the one seen in the old photo. The result is pretty awesome.
These two little blond boys could be twins, but they’re actually father and son! Only the clothes and the wallpaper have changed, it seems. Their hair, facial features and cheeky expressions look almost identical. What’s more, they even have the same gray socks!
Family resemblance isn’t limited to parents and children of the same gender. Indeed, this father and daughter may not dress the same, but they look almost identical in all other respects. They have the same hair, the same ears and even the same cheeky smile.
The little girl on the left was photographed in 1980, and her daughter was snapped in the same pose in 2014. When the picture was posted to Reddit, however, people assumed at first that the second picture was a color restoration of the first.
These two pictures look like they must be of the same girl, but they’re not. They were posted to the Huffington Post Parents Facebook page by Ammie Thakker in 2014, captioned: “My daughter and I at two years old!” People were suitably impressed.
These pictures look like the same man, just in and out of uniform. But actually, they’re a picture of a cop, taken back in 1977 when he was 20, and a snap of his son at the same age, taken in 2014. The similarity here is insane!
This guy went one further than most when he recreated a picture of his father as a young man. Indeed, he wore an almost identical shirt and blazer! But, in fact, he could have worn anything and still looked exactly like his pop.
This huge-eyed, mop-haired, snappily-dressed little toddler is the absolute spitting image of his own dad at a similar age! Incredible. Was there an accident with a time machine, or is this family just really good at producing cute kids?
“‘Like mother, like daughter,’ taken a little too literally,” wrote Reddit user yessykeena on the site in 2014. “My mom is on the left with her first born son 41 years ago and me on the right with my first born son today.” Aww!
These two adorable kids, who look almost like they could be the same adorable kid, are actually father and daughter! The only thing out of place is that the little girl seems, at first glance, to have grown a couple of extra hands…
“Me in 3rd grade (left) and my mom in 2nd grade (right). Yep, no denying it, she’s definitely my mom,” wrote Reddit user -Summer-Is-Rad- on the website’s forum in 2014. “Did your dad even have genes? Wow,” responded one wisecrack commenter.
Redditor gassmaster posted this picture of his food-loving father opposite his food-loving self for Father’s Day 2015. “Happy Father’s Day! My dad in 1978, me in 2013,” he wrote. But without the caption, the pictures would look like those of a singular, bearded time traveler.
These babies both look terrified at their uncanny resemblance to each other! “My husband at six months on the left and our son at four months on the right. Dad most definitely has the dominant genes,” wrote Huffington Post commenter Jen Gevy on Facebook in 2014.
Are these two brother and sister? You’d be forgiven for thinking so, but they’re actually father and daughter. Clare Reed Rossetto posted the pair to Facebook, explaining that the lookalikes were her husband at age five and their daughter aged four.
This guy looks like a modern-day movie star doing an Old Hollywood-themed photo shoot. But nope, they are of course two different fellas – a father and his son. The only things that make it clear these are different people are the hairstyle and the outfit.
Some things never change: this mother and daughter both seem to hate trips to the swimming pool. Perhaps it runs in the family? One picture was snapped in 1984 and one in 2014, but the pics look like the same eight-year-old girl in slightly different locations.
Reddit user mambeu posted a recreation of an old picture of his father in 2013. “My dad and I, both at 24 (and wearing the same glasses),” he wrote. The fact that he’d even positioned his tie in the same way was particularly impressive.