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People share proof that sometimes genes hit 'copy-paste'


Jun. 20 2024, Updated 4:02 p.m. ET

Shelby Contra took to Twitter to share a picture of her grandma next to a picture of herself. Her caption was, "Grandma's genes really hit copy n paste huh." When you see both of those pictures, you'll understand. Shelby and her grandma don't just look a bit alike. They look like the exact same person. Shelby's tweet went mega-viral, and many others shared photos of themselves beside photos of parents or grandparents to show the eerie resemblance. These photos are about to blow your mind.

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Shelby and her grandma

Shelby was obviously trying to recreate this photo of her grandmother, but wearing a yellow sweater and a black beret can't change her face, which is clearly exactly the same as her grandmother's.

JL and their mom

JL is right. Genes are crazy AF. We assume that's JL on the right and their mom on the left, though, if you told me that was the same person on two different occasions, I would believe you. 

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"Father and Me"

I mean, he clearly got his good looks from his dad, not to mention his style. You know what they say: "Like father, like son." I've never believed that statement more than right now.

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Larraine and her grandma

Well, it's official: The young woman in that black-and-white photo is a time traveler and she came to the present to take that photo with another photo of herself before she went back.

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A whole copy-and-pasted family

It truly looks like a skilled Photoshop user took the dad's face and plastered it on the other two heads, just adjusting the color and lines for age differences. I have to stop looking at this picture now. It's creeping me out.

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Adaobi and her grandma

They have the same face. They have the same face! And according to Adaobi's caption, it's not just their looks that are the same but their mannerisms too. Biology, man. Bonkers.


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