Part of what makes genetics so interesting is that a lot of their effects aren't visible. But some people can learn a lot about their biological inheritance by simply comparing themselves to their ancestors.

Shelby Contra, 23, is one of them. Recently, she tweeted photos of herself and her grandmother to show just how similar the two looked when they were about the same age. "Grandma's genes really hit copy n paste huh," Shelby captioned the pics.

Her tweet went viral and nearly 555K people have already liked it, leaving over 1.1K responses. Many of which are their own side-by-side images that show their uncanny cross-generational resemblance. Continue scrolling and check out some of the craziest ones!

#1

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A friend of mine took this picture at a clinic. Rare condition from mother to daughter.

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stripper dream
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3 months ago

A beautiful pair... :)

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#2

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

Wow they both look beautiful

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#3

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suramura
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3 months ago

i thought it was the same person.

Nea
Community Member
3 months ago

I agree- no way they look like two diff people

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sosunlight
Community Member
3 months ago

Both beautiful. I love their smiles <3

Lisa loves cats
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow that’s super similar!

RitaGG
Community Member
3 months ago

What a sweet sentiment. I'm sure your Mother was touched by your tribute.

Mimi M
Community Member
3 months ago

What awesome, alive faces they both have!

Linda HS
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow!

Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

Twins!

tuzdayschild
Community Member
3 months ago

Girl, you know that's you

Tori Bishop
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful twins

Kikka io
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3 months ago

if I didn't know that there are years between the two photos, I would think of twins

Lelly Taffyn
Community Member
3 months ago

I thought it was the same person too !!

Maureen Peters
Community Member
3 months ago

Hey, there is only one shadow of mother and daughter. Love this picture!

Linda Clements
Community Member
3 months ago

Two beautiful look-alikes!

Lisa Tetlow
Community Member
3 months ago

Whoa...

Pat Wooster
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3 months ago

I love that's when calls her "my hero".

Pebblesmax
Community Member
3 months ago

Like mother like daughter STRONG DNA

Donna Lawrence
Community Member
3 months ago

Beautiful. You two look like twins. Made my day saying your Mom is your hero! Nothing like a Great Bond between Mom and Daughter ( use caps for family when it is deserved) God Bless You both! Take care. . Love from Pennsylvania. P.S. I didn't look like my Mom , but we were very close! I am starting to look like her now I have been told. Great Compliment!

Kat Khatib
Community Member
3 months ago

Doppelgangers!!

Kat Khatib
Community Member
3 months ago

Mother-Daughter Doppelgangers!

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s special

Thalia Lovering
Community Member
3 months ago

They both look identically wonderful and it's so much better so see a young person doing stuff of their age than getting married.

Aleksey Elfstrom
Community Member
3 months ago

<3

Mykel Gordon
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3 months ago

Junior prom in that bathing suit?

Petra Djurdjevic
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3 months ago

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Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
3 months ago

Sorry, Mom's hotter.

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#4

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My friend's newborn baby was born with the same birthmark in her hair as her mother.

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Peachikeen
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3 months ago

Aw that is just beautiful and sweet x

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#5

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Marlowe Fitzpatrik
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3 months ago

There's still enough difference around the chin and lips, but very close indeed

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#6

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I have a hereditary gap in my eyebrow. It’s a portrait of my great great grandfather on the left, my dad also has the gap as well. It doesn’t always show, I guess because my eyebrows are kinda unruly and curly so sometimes the gap is covered, I also sometimes fill them especially because I’ve had people ask if I shaved the gap to be “cool”.

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Rosie Hamilton
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3 months ago

Interesting thing to inherit!

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#7

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My brother-in-law got a thumb from each parent.

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stripper dream
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3 months ago

Oh wow. That's half amazing and half freaky. Well done, genetic code!

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#8

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My daughter and I have the same dimple in our foreheads.

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stripper dream
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3 months ago

She is super cute!

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#9

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

They look so similar!! Wow

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#10

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

They both look gorgeous

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#11

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Zoe Murphy
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3 months ago

Maui.

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#12

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Like father like son. Love you pops.

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Rex the Rat
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3 months ago

Woah the eyes!

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#13

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Lisa loves cats
Community Member
3 months ago

They both look so similar and gorgeous

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#14

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troufaki13
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3 months ago

Ιn Greece we say "the father was asleep during the conception" when the child doesn't get anything from him!

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#15

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Visual representation of genetics.

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luna lovegood
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3 months ago

for a second i thought they all had moustaches... anyone else?

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#16

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

Aww he’s a cutie!!

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#17

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

Both are gorgeous!

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#18

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infinite upvote
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3 months ago

Can we get this garbage idiot's racist comment deleted plz, BP?

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#19

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Amanda Sherland
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3 months ago

Same sly smile :)

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#20

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Candace Sunlight
Community Member
3 months ago

all you idiots spewing crap and mean words: shut up. just be quiet.

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#21

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Country Nana
Community Member
3 months ago

And very pretty, too!

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#22

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Benny Best
Community Member
3 months ago

is anyone else confused that she said i didnt realise it until my grandpa passed and then called her grandpa a she?

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#23

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

She’s a gorgeous kid!

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#24

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infinite upvote
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3 months ago

Yeah - can we get Lester's profile deleted?

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#25

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Morgan Mosley
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow

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#26

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Becky Moore
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3 months ago

Just going round being a dick today huh Rodney?!

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#27

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KittyComics
Community Member
3 months ago

no lester or rodney here? thank god! whew!

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#28

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Lisa loves cats
Community Member
3 months ago

Well you both look beautiful

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#29

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Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
3 months ago

The upper half of the face is similar - they have quite different jaw lines.

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#30

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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3 months ago

They both look like they could be the next 007 to me.

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#31

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Lisa loves cats
Community Member
3 months ago

Aw! Both gorgeous

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#32

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Elizabeth Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

Lester and Rodney go away

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#33

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
3 months ago

Rodney..what? Maybe you should just go do something else.

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#34

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What?
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3 months ago

They both have the same nose and the same smile.

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#35

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Lindsay Ameye
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3 months ago

Except for the hairdo I see little similarity?

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#36

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Cliff Anderson
Community Member
3 months ago

Just need a tan

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#37

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Lisa loves cats
Community Member
3 months ago

Aww, both gorgeous

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#38

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stripper dream
Community Member
3 months ago

You both look like you could be movie stars. :)

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#39

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sosunlight
Community Member
3 months ago

Aww - that's so sweet!

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Candace Sunlight
Community Member
3 months ago

shut up rodney

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