It’s easy to forget our parents were once carefree youngsters, not unlike ourselves, looking for ways to find themselves a place in this competitive world. So when your dad tells you all the girls used to like him, the chances are you won’t exactly be buying into that in the first place.

So this new TikTok trend has got people sharing the coolest pics of their young parents winning the looks department.

From iconic mom in the '80s to a bombshell dad with a wide smile, the pictures totally explain how these two landed each other for one hell of a lifetime ride. I mean, those looks you proudly carry didn’t come from nowhere!

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Bobert Robertson
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3 months ago

Your dad had cool style. And he still looks good at his age

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mulk
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3 months ago

which one is the youngest?? ^^

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JuJu
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3 months ago

It's not like he's unattractive now

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For most people, having attractive looks is like winning a genetic lottery you can thank your ancestors for. But researchers say that just like with other human traits, “there is not a ‘master gene’ that determines a person’s attractiveness,” Qiongshi Lu, assistant professor in the department of statistics at University of Wisconsin-Madison said in a statement. “Instead, it is most likely associated with a large number of genetic components with weak effects.”

And in reality, it’s just so much more complicated than simply inheriting your good looks from your parents. All of the different combinations of these genes come together to determine how you look. Even though we get all our DNA from our parents, each of us has a unique combination of genes. Sometimes that means we don’t look like them at all!

Moreover, what makes the genetics of our appearance even more complex is that your environment can change the way you look too. Spending time in the sun can make your skin darker, your hair lighter, or cause freckles. Getting enough food and vegetables can help you grow taller. Staying physically active can improve your fitness and so on. These external aspects directly influence the way you look.

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Hazel M
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3 months ago

She still has that same wonderful eye-smile

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JitkaBlitka
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3 months ago

just wow

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Janine B.
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3 months ago

He's still very attractive!

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Bored Panda reached out to Sally Choi, an MD trainee in diagnostic radiology and TikTok influencer. Sally’s video featuring a photo of her beautiful mom went viral, amassing 9.1M views. Having in mind that Sally only started TikTok this year, “because it looked fun, and it has been!” it’s really a great accomplishment.

“When my mom’s photos went viral (now over 9M views!!), I was honestly not very surprised because she’s the most lovely person to have walked this planet,” Sally said. On the other hand, sadly, she added that “I was not expecting this level of racism on such a wholesome post, however.”

“Seeing my parents so young in the photos wasn’t surprising to me at all. A lot of people online are in love with her big smile in the second young photo and my mom still has the same smile at 64 years old,” Sally said.

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Monty Is Fiennes
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3 months ago

Sweet...

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Katy McMouse
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3 months ago

Her face hasn't aged at all!

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Eva the Egg
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3 months ago

Damn

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JuJu
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3 months ago

That was my kind of crush

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pebs
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3 months ago

She's quite good looking also now.

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Chillace
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3 months ago

wait, what? shes in the 90s as a youngling and as a mother?

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Monty Is Fiennes
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3 months ago

Good looking man...Hope he used it wisely...

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Chillace
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3 months ago

it looks like he can see you...

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MiniMaus
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3 months ago

Why was Chrissie M. voted down? She does look sad in the first photo. Maybe she was caught by camera unawares, but she still looks sad. It's only the truth

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Bobert Robertson
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3 months ago

Were these taken a few days apart? He looks the same age.

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Monty Is Fiennes
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3 months ago

Mex boys in dem white clothes...fresh!!

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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3 months ago

She is so pretty in both pictures!

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Valley Girl
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3 months ago

She coulda been a fly girl on In Living Color!

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ispeak catanese
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3 months ago

Those lips!

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Petra, princess of Brigid
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3 months ago

Wow! She could be a model!

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No Fox Given
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3 months ago

The curtain haircut!

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Nadine Bamberger
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3 months ago

Happy flower power girl

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sJm
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3 months ago

He looks like the brother off La Bamba lol

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Nadine Bamberger
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3 months ago

He rocked that all denim look.

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