A Father and Son Have Posed for the Same Picture Once a Year for 26 Years

It’s moving to see how they change over the years.

A Chinese man and his son have posed for the same photo once a year for 26 years. Each picture is an intimate, black-and-white photo with their shirts off, standing roughly in the same position. The photos started in 1986 when the father had a trim figure and a thick head of hair, the son was a newborn with wide eyes and a frightened look on his face. Over the years, you see the son’s smile grow larger, and the father more proud. Eventually, the son grows taller, the father a bit pudgier, and by 2015, there’s a surprise guest in the picture.

Here’s some of the landmark photos taken over the 26 years and, of course, the surprise ending.

1986 -- A proud father holds his cute newborn.

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1991 -- The son has a large smile and begins to show a bit of a resemblance to dad.

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1997 -- The first year the son is too large to be held so he stands proudly beside his dad.

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2000 -- Father and son are the same height, dad has put on a few pounds.

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2006 -- The son is about 20 years old now and a full-grown-man in his own right.

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2012 -- Father, son, and proud grandpa.

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