Have you ever come across an old photo album and found an uncanny resemblance to someone in your family?
We have all heard that history likes to repeat itself. However, history isn't the only one favoring a recurring pattern. As these people who shared their images alongside that of their family members prove, genetics is a particularly big fan of the proverb, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
Genes work in miraculous ways. Although there's still much we need to learn about genetics, it is undeniable that a person's genes play a significant role in what they look like. For some, the apple really doesn't fall far from the tree and they end up looking exactly like their parents or grandparents or another ancestor further up the line.
Have you ever come across an old photo album and noticed an uncanny resemblance to your uncle's cousin or grandmother? Or some long-lost aunt? While experts probably have a reasonable explanation for this, we are constantly left speechless by such occurrences. A Twitter user named Shelby Contra got other netizens to share their genetic copy-paste stories by sharing her grandmother's image alongside that of hers at around the same age. The likeness was spellbinding.
Here are the 25 best instances of genetics creating carbon copies of people in their lineage:
My mom on her wedding day, me at junior prom! I love looking just like my hero ❤️ pic.twitter.com/aAQU9HZmhm— Olivia Moe (@obliviuh) May 24, 2020
Grandma’s genes really hit copy n paste huh pic.twitter.com/oOtKHl8aSQ— Shelby ⚡️ (@contrashelby) May 23, 2020
Same! pic.twitter.com/XNxsAwMs1R— Larraine Hampton (@LarraineTeresa) May 24, 2020
Same. apparently I sit and talk like her too pic.twitter.com/O4rVBlIo4S— Adedoyin (@AddyO_OLuyi) May 24, 2020
I’m a twin of my dad. pic.twitter.com/ObITE7m0Ht— 𝑛𝑜𝑚𝑎 ✨ (@itsnomarys) May 24, 2020
My mom and me. People say I look just like my nan too pic.twitter.com/Pj2nbNi8J4— mega fam in AUSTIN TX!! (@mwinfinityband) May 24, 2020
same but with me + my mom 🤩💗 pic.twitter.com/zwYNb0n3wi— ☁️ (@_karolg12) May 24, 2020
My grandfather and me pic.twitter.com/QkHihHag2q— Ness ✷ (@FckboyAdvance) May 24, 2020
Just like me & my grandfather. 😎 pic.twitter.com/GJhHhqs7N1— D.B.3 (@DB3TheOriginal) May 24, 2020
My mother, pregnant with me.— The Weeble that wobbled but did fall down (@lexieeWABO) May 24, 2020
My, pregnant with my son.
Genetics are scary. pic.twitter.com/L23ENRk4tB
Genes crazy af pic.twitter.com/YKxTQVva71— JL💙 (@ThaKiddJay__) May 24, 2020
Same! And I only discovered this after my grandpa passed... Now my whole family is realizing I look so much like her since she passed on April 1st 💕 pic.twitter.com/ngfSPBMOHd— patches o’houlihan (@rafikiiiii) May 24, 2020
My mother and my daughter 😬 pic.twitter.com/vFn4GjpgtY— SHINee’s 6th member (@TaeMinnieMarie) May 24, 2020
Father & Me 😎 pic.twitter.com/iw8kRzMRWH— D.B.3 (@DB3TheOriginal) May 24, 2020
It’s not the we’re exactly alike, I just think it’s eerie how you can tell how similar we are in this one photo facial structure-wise. This is my brother, father, and I pic.twitter.com/qIBYzIX5Uq— knight ⛓️ (@egocorvum) May 24, 2020
Girl same! pic.twitter.com/a5jrOvgNfc— Lex🌸 (@RegiinaaGeorgee) May 24, 2020
Me and my great grandmother, who I share my name with! pic.twitter.com/ZgURoQU3Sk— Adeline (@Gumption_Gal) May 24, 2020
My Mama recently found this pic of her birth mother 💞 pic.twitter.com/zwolnz52t8— 𝕄𝕚𝕤𝕤 𝕄𝕠𝕟𝕚 🎀 (@FlirtyNikka) May 24, 2020
Lol ... but same. My Nana is my twin. My mom in the the blue 💙 pic.twitter.com/0pX6HlKAGp— Queen Coco 💋 (@CocoImanii) May 24, 2020
I think about this picture of my dad and me a lot. I stole 75% of his face. pic.twitter.com/vgcT4T5Ysn— Camila (@_camz) May 24, 2020
So amazing! I've always loved that I resemble my mom because she's my shero. pic.twitter.com/H0SzzGPTd2— Jordan Willow Evans (@jordarooski) May 24, 2020
my whole fam and especially my aunts always tell me that I look and act just like my grandma, I love this powerful woman sm❤️🥺 pic.twitter.com/wcfX0Jc9qL— sophia ✾ (@soph_rodriguez4) May 24, 2020