We know we can be similar to our parents, especially since people always remind us that we have our “mother’s eyes.” Harry Potter is definitely used to that by now. But it can go way deeper than a few physical traits and the way you walk.
Here are some people who have realized that their genetics and habits came directly from their mom or dad. They are out here loud and proud with the same birthmarks and quirky habits. So next time you look in the mirror or do something weird and get déjà vu it’s probably just your dad’s side coming out.
He Inherited A Thumb From Both Sides Of the Family…Right And Left
You’re going to have to see this to believe it. A Reddit user’s brother-in-law inherited a little something special from both his parents. Can you imagine walking around your entire life having people say you’ve got both your parents’ thumbs?
Both his thumbs are so different they look like they come from two people. Maybe his thumbprints match his parents’ as well. Hopefully not though, that would mean they could get into his phone and he’s probably not okay with that.
This Smile Lasts Generations
This father-daughter duo looks so much alike the photos could have been taken days apart. We’re glad she’s inherited his cheeky grin because it’s such an adorable feature.
These two are emitting so much joy is seriously contagious and makes us all want to smile. We’re just curious if she’s inherited the little stuffed animal monkey from him too or that’s a new addition to the family. Either way, we can’t get enough of this cute duo.
Today You Learned What A “Lingual Frenulum” Is And Why It’s Cool To Inherit
People on Reddit shared the interesting quirks, habits, and genetic features that they share with their parents and it got incredibly interesting. For one user, it is that little piece of skin under your tongue. Apparently, a lingual frenulum holds your tongue deep inside your mouth as this father-son duo discovered.
Maybe this is the mysterious reason why Gene Simmons can stick his tongue out so far. These two should start a rock band and use their inherited skill to thrill the crowds.
This Gorgeous Daughter And Father Have The Same Skin Condition
For those of us who might not have heard of it before, vitiligo is a skin condition that causes a loss of pigment in patches of skin over a person’s body. It’s completely natural and it even happens in the animal kingdom. Though it’s rare, it can produce some amazing and inheritable skin coloring.
This is a great physical reminder of the special bond that these two share. Their beautiful skin and tight bond will inspire you to feel thankful for everything you’ve gotten from your parents — even if it is a weird tongue thing.
This Eye Twitch Made It’s Way Down Through The Generations
We all have those weird physical traits that our parents pass down to us that we have no idea what their function is. At least if your parents are passing down webbed toes it means you might be a good swimmer. But an eye shrinking when the person is tired? The reason still remains to be seen.
Maybe this is a social skill the mom passed down. She could’ve started doing it when she’s tired as a cue for others to pack the party up and go to bed.
You Can’t Tell This Mom And Her Daughters Apart
Here’s a photo of a mother with her two twin daughters. It’s an adorable photo of some gorgeous ladies, but the internet quickly spotted a problem — you can’t tell who’s the mother and who are the twin daughters.
The mom is on the left, by the way, since there’s no way you can tell from the photo. She looks so much like both of her daughters there’d be no way to tell who are the twins here let alone the parent. Hopefully, they let us know what moisturizer they use.
They Even Wore The Same Shirt Decades Apart
This father and son look so similar that they probably unconsciously started dressing the same. If you saw something that looked good on your twin you’d probably reach for the same whether it was intentional or not. These two definitely inherited each other’s fashion sense.
It’s so cute how these photos look almost the exact same even though they’re taken years apart. The only thing that really looks different is the baby’s outfit but we can’t blame the newborn for that.
This Grandfather Passed Down His Interesting Ear Cartilage
You’ve heard of earlobes being attached or not attached to the side of a person’s head, now imagine all the other cool ways that ears can show the family resemblance. Wouldn’t it be cool if elf ears ran in your family? While that might not be possible, this interesting cartilage form is a close second.
Touching your ear would be a really special and personal way to feel connected to your family even when you’re far away. Hopefully, if they get piercings it doesn’t disrupt this cool formation.
Yep, This Sleepy Baby Is Definitely His Daughter
Apparently, you can tell who someone’s child is by the way that they sleep. If sleeping positions are inheritable then hopefully snoring isn’t too, because there are some dads out there who can definitely make the house vibrate with the bass they’re producing in their sleep. This dad probably isn’t one of those since he didn’t wake up the sleeping baby.
Look at this adorable pair and this hilarious inherited sleeping position. All they need to do is show people this photo and it’s so clear that this is his daughter.
Sir, May I Take Your Order And Your Face?
This father-son duo are the spitting image of each other right down to their occupations. When the son decided he was going to be a server at he probably didn’t expect to become the exact version of his father. But that’s exactly what happened, so tuck in and get a taste of these two.
We can’t tell if they’re wearing the same sweater or they’re working at the same place that didn’t change its uniform all these years. Either way, this is an uncanny resemblance that we’d all rate 5 stars on Yelp.
Can’t Sit Still When You’re On The Phone? You Might Have Inherited That
It’s crazy to think that some of the most unique stuff we do might be a learned trait we’ve observed our parents doing. So if you describe yourself as “quirky” maybe you’re just being traditional.
We’ve all done this but now we’re going to start wondering if we watched our parents do this as well. Quick, call your mom while you’re in the same room and watch to see.
Did They All Get Green Thumbs As Well?
We can’t put our finger on it but there’s something similar about this family’s thumbs. They all have that very flexible joint at the top that makes their thumbs bend back almost 90 degrees. Don’t challenge this crew to a video game tournament because their bendy thumbs will win every Mario battle.
What a cool way to have a family thumbs up — it’d be better and more unique than any secret handshake other families may have. If one parent was a gardener maybe they all inherited a green thumb as well.
These Photos Were Taken Decades Apart But It Looks Like Minutes
We know genetics can show how strong they are in interesting places like tongues and eye closing, but how to they create carbon copies out of people? This adorable little girl found out where she good her cuteness from when her dad held up a picture of her mother to her and they look identical. Seriously identical.
Their faces are the same but what’s truly amazing is that they even have the same little part in their bangs. When she’s older it’ll be like looking in a mirror for the both of them.
Sometimes It’s Not Always A Positive Trait…But It Can Be Funny Nonetheless
We can’t always pick the stuff that we pick up from our parents, but it’s important to note that we have to make an effort to change the stuff we don’t totally love about ourselves instead of playing the blame game. Take this son who turned his father’s inheritable grudge-holding into something they can laugh about.
Recognizing and remembering someone who wronged you after 40 years is the definition of grudge-holding and it’s really funny in this scenario. To be fair, it could’ve been a really big ticket.
This Brand Loyal Dad Passed This Particular Trait Down
We all know picky eaters. Usually, it’s an aversion to things with weird textures, smells, colors, or just particular foods. It’s definitely different to prefer name brands to store brands though, but that’s exactly what this father did. Now his daughter does it too.
That’s a funny trait to have to unlearn when you’re living with other people who maybe can’t taste a difference, but it must’ve made grocery shopping pretty easy when she lived with her parents growing up. All the dad had to do was reach from the name brands and everyone would be happy.
Son Shares A Touching Resemblance To Late Father
Reddit user Sgt-Yu shared an emotional commemoration to his late father when he posted a side by side photo of himself and his dad as young men with the caption: “my father passed when I was 4, but people always told me that I looked like him, a lot.”
These two really do look alike all the way down to the way they stand. Whether or not he was trying to recreate the photo doesn’t matter, it’s so special that these two look so much alike despite being separated so early into their relationship.
This Cheeky Kid Inherited Pretty Much Everything From Mom
Recreating the same poses and attitude that their parents had in their photos is a fantastic way for these kids to really highlight how much they do look like their mothers and fathers. Take this cute little girl for example who recreated her mom’s cheeky pose. The years may have gone by, but there’s no doubt whose daughter she is.
Look at those eyes, that hair, and that sassy pose. This little girl is the spitting image of her mother and it’s so adorable to see.
Turns Out This Particular Avoidance Is Inherited
In the kitchen with a parent where many of us took our first steps into a lifetime of cooking. It’s where we may have made our first real edible meal. So it’s understandable that we may have picked u a few of our parent’s cooking habits. But this one is a little unexpected.
We totally get where this person is coming from. Meat can be squishy, hard, and crumbly all at once. It’s a confusing thing to hold and get juices all over our hands. Thankfully, it tastes better than it looks.
This Musical And Digestive Family Trait
We all inherit little subtle actions from our parents we do when we’re thinking or happy. For some of us it’s looking at the sky, drumming our fingers, tapping our toes, or touching our chins. Some of us have more unique ones — like this avid percussionist.
We’re curious which parent they inherited this little action from. It could definitely be a mom trait but it could easily also be a dad one. They should ask their parents which one has a better intestinal schedule since light drumming helps with digestion. It looks silly but it’s great for you.
When Burping Turns Introspective
Sometimes we’re a lot like our parents in the weirdest most specific ways we’d never expect but hey, not knowing is the fun part of life. Especially when you realize you share burping in common with your father. That’s bound to be a little surprising.
At least he’s not acting like his father in other weird ways. When his stomach rumbles and sneezes start to sound the same too then he’ll know he’s fully transformed into his dad. Either the way it’s cool.