It’s no secret that kids often look like their folks. After all, that’s basically the entire crux of genetics. Sometimes, however, they don’t resemble a simple mix of Mom and Dad but rather a specific relatives. Yes, whether they’re a carbon copy of their mother, grandfather or even a more distant family member, these offspring may grow up to seriously question whether cloning was actually a thing when they were born.
Like father, like daughter. Identical features aren’t just limited to the same gender, as this spookily similar duo can attest to. In fact, if it wasn’t for the change of outfit, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was just two photos of the same kid.
Recreating a photograph of yourself – or a family member – is pretty easy when you’re all grown up and have control over your facial expressions. As a toddler, though? Well, then it’s a lot more impressive when both father and son bear the same startled, cross-eyed look.
It’s not just your children who may bear a specific resemblance to you, of course. In fact, your chops may well just make it through two generations of family members. On the right here, for instance, is the grandfather of the kid on the left. Those are some truly dominant genes.
Pretty much the only way to tell that these aren’t two pictures of the same boy is the aged nature of the photograph on the left. Otherwise, they’re scarily identical – right down to the eyes and even their respective hairlines. Science, you’ve done it again…
Once again, identical features across genders is apparently more common than you may have thought. But can you guess which is the parent here and which is the child? Yep, that’s the dad on the right, age five. And his four-year-old daughter is his absolute spitting image.
Okay, so, at four months old apiece, these babies haven’t really been in the world long enough to gain any particularly distinguishing features. But even for babies, this mother and daughter duo look remarkably similar. We’re pretty sure it’s thanks to that endearing smile…
That infectious smile probably seemed wonderfully unique to the parents of the young boy on the left. That was, until their granddaughter came along. Yep, this adorable duo are in fact father and daughter, as opposed to the product of the first successful human cloning operation.
Again, babies tend not to have too many defining features – but it’s the eyes that really sell the similarities between this pair of cuties. On the left is the father of the baby in pink. And we have a feeling she’s going to grow up to look just like her dad.
Believe it or not, these aren’t two pictures of the same guy off duty and at work. In fact, the pictures were taken decades apart – the one on the left in 2014, and the one on the right way back in 1977. Yes, they’re actually father and son, both pictured aged 20. Unless there’s some Back to the Future-style shenanigans going on, that is.
Sure, dressing up in the same clothes and pulling the same pose can be an effective way of tricking people into thinking you look more like your relative than you actually do. But for this guy, he needn’t have bothered. Yup, he already looks basically identical to his dad, despite them being pictured 35 years apart here.
If you didn’t know any better, you might think this is simply the colorized and black-and-white versions of the same photograph. In fact, it’s actually a mother and daughter – one photographed in 1980, the other in 2014. The resemblance is truly uncanny.
These cheeky chappies could easily be identical twins, ready to play pranks on their unsuspecting victims. Unfortunately, they’ll never have had the chance to do so together – at least not at the same age, as they’re actually father and son.
In a couple of decades, we’ll no longer be able to tell the difference between mother and daughter comparisons like this one. After all, the only real signifier here is the aged quality of the photo on the left. Otherwise, you’d have no clue that they were actually taken 34 years apart.
There are three generations of family members across these two pictures, and only one person appears in both. That’s a brain teaser the Riddler would be proud of, so we’ll paint the scene for you: the guy in the picture on the left is holding his son, who’s then cradling his own son decades later in the snap on the right. And to top it off, they’re both exactly the same age – 29, with a two-week-old son.
It may not seem like it, but these girls are in fact a school grade – and several decades – apart. Yes, they’re actually a mother and daughter, pictured in the second and third grades, respectively. We’ll leave it to you to try to guess which one’s which, though the sepia tones are probably a bit of a giveaway.
This mother and daughter, both 25 in these photos, are basically proof that some fashion trends transcend the laws of space and time. And genetics, of course. In fact, it all just comes together perfectly here, proving she really is her mother’s kid.
These photos are a whopping 41 years apart, but you’d never know just looking at them. On the left, a mother with her first-born son – and on the right, her daughter with her first-born son. We think we’re going to have to go lie down and reconsider everything we know about genetics.
Have you ever seen a mother and daughter so happy to look so alike? Okay, so the mom couldn’t possibly have known her kid would resemble her so strongly. But the daughter? Yeah, that’s a proud smile right there.
These first-graders could easily be twins, but in fact they’re mom and daughter. Such is their resemblance, in fact, that sometimes you have to wonder whether two parents were actually involved in the birth of a child – or whether one of them just figured out how to reproduce by themselves.
Who’d have thought a father and daughter crying could look so adorably similar? Well, just take a snap of them at the same stages in their lives and you might get somewhere near. Of course, it helps if they’re as uncannily identical as this pair.