Children Who Look Exactly Like Their Parents

Parents always wish that their child will receive the best looks from Mommy and Daddy. Sometimes, kids will grow up and be the spitting image of their mom or dad. For the families in the next photos, the genes must be strong, because you can hardly tell who is who.

Mom Is On The Right Of This Split Image

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Photo Credit: nancizzle / Reddit
Photo Credit: nancizzle / Reddit

If the daughter had on a bit less eye makeup, you probably wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference except for the line running down the middle of the photo.

They both have the same relaxed facial expression and share a very similar nose, too. Most of the pictures on this list are side-by-side comparisons… it’s very difficult to find two people who can pull off a split image this well. They sure look a lot alike!

“Me At 20 Vs My Dad At 18”

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Photo Credit: 981209 / Reddit
Photo Credit: 981209 / Reddit

Sometimes, a father and a daughter might resemble each other more than a dad and a son. Here is an excellent example for you to gander at and wonder how it is possible.

This is one beautiful family! Just look at those cheekbones and eyebrows. They could both be models. Interesting note: the Redditor who posted this added, “I also have an identical twin sister but she wouldn’t participate with this lol.” Wow!

“My Mom And Me In Saris As Teenagers”

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Photo Credit: drippin_fast_n_slow / Reddit

Many daughters have at least one photo that captures them looking like their mother, even if they don’t resemble each other the rest of the time.

This is definitely that picture for this young woman. It appears that she might have even been attempting to recreate her mother’s beautiful portrait on the left. Although they’re in slightly different poses, the similarity in their appearances is undeniable. Both of them look great!

That’s Spot On

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Photo Credit: Imgur

The head tilt, the glasses, the nose, and pretty much everything else make these two look like twins. If I didn’t know any better, I’d assume these two were brothers. Or the same person.

Their hair even has the same exact amount of wave in it. That’s pretty incredible, along with their jawlines and even their similar ears. There would be no denying that these men were related to each other.

“Dad In 1972 Vs Me In 2000”

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Photo Credit: Mozfarts / Reddit
Photo Credit: Mozfarts / Reddit

Is it a big deal if your dad has the same hair as his daughter did when they grew up? If you’re talking about the 1970s, then definitely not. Dad was rocking that hairstyle, just the way his daughter rocked that same hairdo in 2000.

A Redditor left this comment: “So you have a window into the future of what you’ll look like with your Pops.” That’s a pretty cool thought.

Mother And Daughter At Age Two

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Photo Credit: peachcobblerincident / Reddit

Wow, this one is perfect! The way both of them scrunch up their noses puts the cherry on top and makes them look more like twins than mother and daughter.

The coolest part is that the daughter is too young to be “coached” into making this face, so it’s clearly just something she does on her own. They truly look alike, right down to their distinctive mannerisms. This is so neat.

“My Brother And His Son In 1998 And 2020”

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Photo Credit: MichaellaJane / Reddit
Photo Credit: MichaellaJane / Reddit

Buzz Lightyear is one of the coolest cartoon movie characters ever to exist. It’s amazing that he’s lasted this many decades and can bring together families like this. We just love it when people hold onto their favorite clothing (and costumes) for this exact reason.

How much fun for both the father and the son to have these precious photos. And the aunt or uncle is clearly a fan of the side-by-side comparison as well, since they are the one shared the image.

“Me In The ’70s And My Son A Few Years Ago”

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Photo Credit: elephantastronomer / Reddit
Photo Credit: elephantastronomer / Reddit

The ’70s were a different time. People loved bangs even more than now. Thanks to them, we have another off-gender match that shows moms can look like their sons as well as their daughters.

Both mother and son appear to be bundled up for cold weather in their respective photos. Even though mom is indoors, she’s clearly wearing a sweater. And Junior is outdoors all decked out in a knit cap and warm jacket.

“My Mom And Me In 2005 Vs Me Now”

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Photo Credit: MeelinFelo / Reddit
Photo Credit: MeelinFelo / Reddit

What a difference 15 years can make, huh? Redditor MeelinFelo shared these photos and said, “everyone says I looked exactly like her when she was a teenager.”

When she was younger, she didn’t look too much like her mother. Now, it looks like the mom copied and pasted her face right onto her daughter. MeelinFelo even got the hair and the angle just right for this special photo. Good job!

“My Little Clone! My Son And Me, 33 Years Apart”

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Photo Credit: hilary21045 / Reddit
Photo Credit: hilary21045 / Reddit

If her kid had different colored eyes, then this wouldn’t be that impressive. It’s the eyes that make these two look so incidental, but the hair plays a major role as well.

They both also have the same exact mischievous look on their faces, which adds to the identical effect. And the similarly-colored blue shirts certainly don’t hurt, either. It’s neat to see any of these, but especially the mother-son and father-daughter ones.

“My Dad And Me, Both At Age 24 And Wearing The Same Glasses”

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Photo Credit: mambeu / Reddit
Photo Credit: mambeu / Reddit

I wonder if he grew his beard out to be like his dad or because he likes beards. It looks like the son has slightly larger eyes, but that doesn’t change much in terms of how similar these two men look.

It’s amazing that they’ve even got the same exact pair of glasses in both photos, as well as similar suits and striped neckties. This is an excellent father-son recreation photo.

Son Looks Like Dad At 20

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Photo Credit: boom1397 / Reddit
Photo Credit: boom1397 / Reddit

Well, this is probably in the top five on the list of which people look the most like their parents. It doesn’t get any closer than this. Just look at the head tilts!

If they were wearing matching outfits we think it’d be nearly impossible to tell them apart. If the son somehow still has his dad’s uniform, it would be pretty neat to see him recreate the older picture in it.

Mother And Daughter At Age 25

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Photo Credit: shaylybri / Reddit
Photo Credit: shaylybri / Reddit

Both women are beautiful. Is that because they look the same? Well, let’s say you won’t be able to compliment one without it applying to the other. I wonder how happy dad was when his daughter turned into his wife. That’s got to be so magical to see.

In the Reddit thread where this photo was initially shared, many users wanted to know if the two women are librarians, probably due to their red glasses.

“My Dad In 1978, Me In 2013”

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Photo Credit: gassmaster / Reddit
Photo Credit: gassmaster / Reddit

Even though his dad has a slightly narrower head, the beard makes these two look almost the same. The son has a bigger smile, but the other similarities are all there.

Now if you factor in their outfits (matching dark vests), the trays of food they’re both holding, and the fact that they’re standing in front of what appears to be a white refrigerator, you’ve really got a convincing “twinning” photo.

His Dad Passed When He Was Four

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Photo Credit: Sgt-Yu / Reddit
Photo Credit: Sgt-Yu / Reddit

This man’s dad passed when he was four years old and everyone would tell him how much they looked alike. It looks like he owned up to his father’s looks with this photo.

We are sure that this young man treasures all the photos he has of his dearly departed dad. And we’re certain that he is comforted knowing that he also looks like his father. That’s a special thing.

“My Husband (1978) And Daughter (2012)”

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Photo Credit: Tiffbu00 / Reddit
Photo Credit: Tiffbu00 / Reddit

Would you look at that! Same yawn and everything. The circumference of the circle of their mouths makes it look like they have the same diameter going on also. This is something you wouldn’t believe unless you saw the image of them both doing the same thing.

We bet these two dramatic yawners will make excellent napping companions after enjoying a family Thanksgiving feast. They sure look like they enjoy getting their beauty rest.

Like Mother, Like Daughter

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Photo Credit: Pinterest
Photo Credit: Pinterest

The dresses are similar, but everything else is perfect. The face, the way these two smile; this is the epitome of a copy-paste child, and I know this mother loves to see it.

We wonder if these photos were taken on the same balcony or whether it was in a different location. By now, it’s very likely that the area would have been built up by developers so it very well could be the same place.

Wait, This Isn’t The Same Person?

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Photo Credit: Dopplegangers / Pinterest
Photo Credit: Dopplegangers / Pinterest

I was almost certain these two were the same until the caption said otherwise. Probably the only difference is how they decided to do their eyebrows. If not for that, you could fool anyone with this picture.

Their hairstyles, the eyeliner, nude lip color, and even the way they’re holding their mouths are all almost exactly the same. They even did their best to make the newer photo look as if it was taken years ago.

“My Mom And I. Same Dress, Same Age, 25 Years Apart”

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Photo Credit: Pinterest
Photo Credit: Pinterest

Someone get a director, because we have some movie stars on our hands. These two can play mother and daughter in any film and no one will have to ask if they’re related.

It certainly doesn’t hurt that they’re wearing the same distinctive red formal dress and posing in the same dramatic chair. The matching side ponytails help showcase how much these young women look like each other, too.

“My Husband At 17 And My Son At 16”

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Photo Credit: Chantelle McMillan / Facebook
Photo Credit: Chantelle McMillan / Facebook

Every time this mom sees her son, she probably has to make sure it isn’t her husband. That’s how much this father and son look alike.

They both have the same friendly smile in their side-by-side photos, too. The son’s hair is a bit darker, and his photo quality is a little bit clearer, but other than that, these two could easily pass for brothers.

This Lady And Her Mother

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Photo Credit: Olivia Bass / Facebook
Photo Credit: Olivia Bass / Facebook

I wouldn’t call it identical, but I would for sure be taken aback by the similarities after looking at this photo comparison for the first time. Right away, you can see all the same features these two have.

If the daughter just found a blouse or dress more similar to the one Mom is wearing, and maybe got a shorter haircut, the similarities in their faces would be even more apparent.

“My Dad And Me, 38 Years Apart”

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Photo Credit: Nadname / Reddit
Photo Credit: Nadname / Reddit

You’ve got to admit it; these two have exactly the same smile. It’s really the way they decided to say cheese that makes them look identical here. That and their identical faces, hair, and mustaches!

We love the way the son even went so far as to keep his eyes closed in his recreation photo… that and the t-shirt make this one of the most touching father-son recreation photo we’ve ever seen.

Might As Well Call Them Sisters

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Photo Credit: lucymouse22 / Imgur
Photo Credit: lucymouse22 / Imgur

If the picture of her mom wasn’t slightly dated-looking, and if the daughter didn’t have so much extra lighting, then you wouldn’t be able to tell that they were mother and daughter. They look more like sisters.

They even part their long hair on the same side, and wear the same sweet smile. These two could pass as twins if you just tweaked the image quality of their photos a little bit.

But Why The Haircut?

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Photo Credit: Pinterest
Photo Credit: Pinterest

Whoever told these two it was okay to take school pictures with those haircuts lied to them. While they do look alike, they could have chosen a different look other than that one. Then again, the son clearly wanted to look like his father so needed to get the hair right.

We wonder if he would have chosen that hairstyle otherwise, or if he got it cut shortly after this copycat school photo.

Had To Go To The Same Spot

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Photo Credit: blueeyedbadnews / Reddit
Photo Credit: blueeyedbadnews / Reddit

My guess is that this picture is at Stonehenge. I don’t know, the strange rock formations make it a dead giveaway. Outside of that, you can also tell that this is a mother-daughter duo.

From the hairstyle and the blonde color to the glasses and the hooded sweatshirts, these women are clearly related. It’s pretty neat that the daughter traveled all the way to Stonehenge to recreate the original photo.

“Mom And I Aged 16”

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Photo Credit: TheVich / Imgur
Photo Credit: TheVich / Imgur

A person can only look like someone so much. At a certain point, you start to wonder if it’s even real or not. I’m half wondering if this is fake right now.

But it’s not, and this goes to show that it’s not just mother-daughter or father-son duos who can resemble each other so closely. Even though this son isn’t even dressed like his mother, they look so much alike that it’s almost eerie.

“Myself On The Left And My 13-Year-Old Daughter”

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Photo Credit: Jennifer Elerson / Facebook
Photo Credit: Jennifer Elerson / Facebook

Well, everyone knows who she takes after, and it isn’t her dad. For a second, it looks like the image on the right is a younger version of the woman on the left.

The main way to tell them apart is that the daughter’s hair is a more vibrant red in this photo, and the mom has some more curl to her hair. Their fashion styles are even similar, with both women enjoying a nice scarf over a sweater.

“Dad And I Turn 60”

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Photo Credit: SFKenward / Reddit
Photo Credit: SFKenward / Reddit

On their 60th birthday, who knew they would look so much alike? If you need reading glasses, you probably should put them on so that you can tell who is who.

They recreated this shot all the way down to the red leather chair, the celebratory bottle of bubbles, and the collared shirts. The men look alike enough that the son didn’t have to do much else in terms of changing his hair or glasses.

“My Mom And I At Same Age Of 24”

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Photo Credit: Miss Lilex / Photosugar
Photo Credit: Miss Lilex / Photosugar

For anyone and everyone that has a parent that looks exactly like you and vice-versa, never be afraid to show it off. I’m glad this daughter appreciates how her mother looks and is proud to look so much like her.

It’s even more amazing that they’re the same age. Twenty-four is such a pivotal age in many young peoples’ lives. They’ve gained some experience but still have so many years ahead of them.

Father And Son At The Same Age

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Photo Credit: notpano / Tumblr
Photo Credit: notpano / Tumblr

If the son would have turned his head like his dad did, this would have been the perfect picture. Still, you can see the resemblance and it’s as uncanny as ever.

Their faces, with the distinctive chins, noses, and eyes, are so close that they could almost be twins. We wonder if the son took another photo with his head turned to the side after he saw how much he resembles his dad.

Sass Runs In The Family

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Photo Credit: Reddit / DroidsRugley
Photo Credit: Reddit / DroidsRugley

The first photo was taken of the mother in 1980 and the second is of her daughter in 2014. Right down to the sassy posing and the eye roll, these two are one and the same.

Without the difference of the black/white and color photos, it’d be hard to guess that these are not only different people, but that there were a whole 34 years in between the two sassy portraits.

Hope His Son Does The Same Someday

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Photo Credit: Reddit / BeerIsDelicious
Photo Credit: Reddit / BeerIsDelicious

The top photo is of a father at age 29 and his young son. The bottom photo is of the son years later and now aged 29 holding his newborn son and, yes, that is the same t-shirt.

Considering that my own family has a set of vintage Mickey Mouse sweatshirts that are pulled out for Christmas photos each year, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that lots of people save their favorite clothing to hand down to their kids.

The Adorable Looks All Got Passed Down

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Photo Credit: Reddit / etzt23
Photo Credit: Reddit / etzt23

The framed photo is of this young girl’s mother at the same age. While the haircut might be a little different, they share the same round cheeks and pretty eyes.

It would be adorable if they could find a similar dress to put the young child in and try to recreate the photo of her mother. That could be a really sweet Mother’s Day gift that everyone in the family would enjoy.

The Similarities Are Unbelievable

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Photo Credit: Reddit / -Summer-is-Rad-
Photo Credit: Reddit / -Summer-is-Rad-

The left photo is of the daughter when she was in the third grade and the right photo is of her mother in the second grade. Despite the year in their age differences, the similarities are just uncanny.

They’re so similar-looking, right down the same part in the bangs! Their dresses are the main way you can tell these young women apart. The daughter’s style probably wouldn’t have been allowed at school while the mother was young.

There’s Nothing Like The Birth Of Your First Child

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Photo Credit: Reddit / yessykeena
Photo Credit: Reddit / yessykeena

Redditor yessykeena shared this touching photo with the caption “‘Like mother, like daughter’ taken a little too literally. 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.”

Someone asked how old the mother was in the left photo. “She eloped when she was 15 to escape an abusive household and had my oldest brother at 16. They’re [sic] marriage is still going strong after 40+ years,” explained yessykeena.

That’s The Same Rocking Horse Chair, Too!

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Photo Credit: Reddit / americanaugie
Photo Credit: Reddit / americanaugie

This father recreated a childhood photo of himself with his son by giving him the same haircut, dressing him in the same colors, and putting him on the same rocking horse seat.

The chair has since been refurbished and looks a little different but the resemblance between the children is uncanny, even down to their expressions. This side-by-side photo is one that will surely be treasured by the family for generations to come.

Why Do I Feel Like They Were Both Trouble Growing Up

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Photo Credit: Imgur

Look at that mischievous little grin both of them are sporting! I refuse to believe that this father and son duo were anything but trouble in their respective childhood years.

It’s simply mind-blowing that certain traits show up across generations, such as the identical way these young men both sit on the floor. Some people would prefer to sit cross-legged but these two both bend their legs to the side.

The Beard Is Doing The Heavy Lifting

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Photo Credit: Reddit / bondiben
Photo Credit: Reddit / bondiben

The man on the right, age 33, tried to recreate a photo of his father at 39. While their similarities are clear in their features, the beard is really making them look like they could be brothers, even twins.

We hope the son will try and recreate the photo again when he’s 39 years old. That would be especially touching to see… father and son at the same exact age.

I Can’t Believe These Are Two Different People

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Photo Credit: Facebook / Rachel Cross
Photo Credit: Facebook / Rachel Cross

I would swear that this is simply two different photos of the little girl, but it’s actually her mother from years before. They have the same features right down to the part in their bangs.

The little girl on the right side will certainly have a good idea of what she’ll look like as she gets older; all she has to do is look at her mom to see how she might age!

Another Generation Of Sisters

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Photo Credit: Reddit / pinkyogurt12
Photo Credit: Reddit / pinkyogurt12

The left photo features two sisters from years ago. Notice their awesome blue Ghostbusters t-shirts.

Today, one of those girls is the mother of the two girls in the right photo, who look just like a copy and paste image of their mother and aunt right down to the haircuts and color)! We’re blown away that they kept those cool Ghostbuster shirts all those years, which are legitimately vintage items now.