Back when Charles Darwin was doing his research and piecing together the framework that would ultimately form the bedrock of evolutionary theory, he had one big problem on his hands.
He knew, like everyone did, that humans and animals alike passed traits on from parent to offspring. And he further knew – as fewer had noticed – that these traits give survival advantages and disadvantages in different environments, which ultimately turn little changes in the short term into huge morphs in the long-term.
But what he DIDN’T know what just HOW this was happening. “Genetics” wasn’t a term yet. We didn’t really get the mechanism for HOW we looked like our dad. We just kinda expected that to be the case, and thought it was a sort of magic.
And in a way, we were right. Sure, we’ve got a much better understanding now of genes and DNA and all that jazz, but it IS still a sort of magic to compare yourself to your parents. It’s a bond. And it’s one that these Redditors are reveling in.
10. The niece is nice
One of them looks a little more tired of your crap though.
9. 30 years in the making
What are these two up to?
Well dang, get out there and mix it up boys.
7. The laugh
Well that is just pure.
6. 12 vs 12
What a great little smile.
5. Side by side
Yo dude! How are you hugging into the past like that??
4. Nine months
He’s got the keys to my heart.
3. Ol’ granddad
You’re even wearing the same shirt, it looks like.
2. The yearbook
1. The freshman
Oh yeah, I can see it.
What a great little thing to celebrate.
How much do you look like your parents?
Describe it in the comments.