29 Touching Family Photos Showing the Power of Genes

Have you ever noticed that some people have much more in common with distant relatives than with their own parents? Well, it’s all about our DNA. We can’t predict which relative will pass more of their genes to a future baby in the family.

Bright Side has collected some pictures of family members who were born in different years but thanks to genes, they look just like twins. These shots can tell us more about our families than a modern DNA test can.

“My friend in 2014 and his father in 1977 — both are 20 years old.”

A mother in 1980 and her daughter in 2014. They are the same age in the pictures.

“My dad in 1978 and me in 2013. One waistcoat for both of us!”

“My mother holding me (on the left) and me holding my son (on the right)”

“Apparently I bear some resemblance to my great-grandfather.”

“My wife is on the left and my daughter is on the right.”

“My great-grandmother in 1918 and me”

“Me and my son, my mom and me”

“My father and me — can you guess who’s who?”

Sisters and their daughters…unbelievable!

“My granddad and me at the age of 20”

“My great-grandmother and me, 80 years apart”

“My grandpa in Antarctica in 1940 is on the left and I’m on the right.”

“My grandmother and me”

“My dad and his friend 30 years ago vs me and his son today”

“My 13-year-old daughter and me on the same day”

“My great-grandmother Fannie from Poland in 1915 and me today”

“Me when I graduated from college and my grandpa around the same age”

“My father and I, 29 years apart”

“People tell me I look a lot like my grandmother when she was young.”

“My friend’s father in 1986 and my friend today”

“Me and my son being 3-year-old kids”

“My dad and I wearing the same glasses”

“My grandma says I look like her sister when she was my age.”

“100 years apart: my great-grandfather and me at 19”

“My grandmother and I both at age 20”

“I look exactly like my grandfather when he was my age.”

“My mother and I, both at age 25”

“My brother (left) and father (right)”

Our appearance isn’t the only thing that we inherit from our parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. Do you look like one of your relatives?

Preview photo credit bearsquito / reddit