Woman Recreates Her Grandmother’s Old Photos and the Resemblance Is Out of This World
Upon realizing they shared an uncanny resemblance, Lakyn Bowman decided to surprise her grandmother with a recreation of her old photos.
We admire our grandmothers. The way they dress, their jewelry, their closet, and whatnot. Lakyn Bowman felt a similar admiration when she went through some of her grandmother's old photos. She was also pleasantly surprised to see that both of them looked very similar at her age.
Their uncanny resemblance inspired her to orchestrate a heartwarming surprise for her grandmother's 71st birthday. She time-traveled in her grandma's shoes—pun intended—and re-created each of her looks as a birthday present.
A TikTok video of the surprise begins with Bowman doing her makeup and hair exactly how her grandma did it back in the day. She used a curling iron, floral dresses, blue eye shadow, and some retro-style filters to achieve the desired looks. Later, she clicked some pictures to check if the outcome was close to her grandma's photos. And voila! Her looks were on point.
Over 8.8 million people viewed her video on TikTok, and many appreciated her tribute. It was a masterpiece.
It thrilled internet users, with many praising Bowman in the comments section of her video. @mandyholimanphotography wrote, "I love this. I look like my grandma and want to try this, too." Another Instagram user, @forestdwellerr, praised Bowman and said, "This makes my heart so happy. Very thoughtful and creative." A third Instagram user, @constancelo_, labeled Bowman as "Granddaughter of the year."
After her video, some TikTok users requested a video of Bowman's grandmother reacting to her recreations. @Kate Mason commented: "Oh my gosh! Can we see her reaction? It is so cool and sweet." Bowman graciously obliged.
In a follow-up video, she shared her grandmother's response to her video. The senior was all smiles upon watching the tribute and looked absolutely delighted with her birthday present. Bowman's gift won everyone's hearts and was a subtle reminder to cherish our grandparents. They are real gems and are irreplaceable.
In another heart-touching story, a Reddit user shared a birthday card from his grandmother. It was part of a long tradition she has followed. However, it wasn't easy for her to send him the card on this occasion as she was losing her memory. He wrote in the post, "My 98-year-old grandma has been making me birthday cards for years. This one is the plainest of them all, but meant the most."
The birthday card read: "Happy birthday, Elliott. You have blessed my life for 47 years. It will be my last time trying to write on a computer as my hands don't want to write, and my memory is going fast, but trying to do a birthday card for you, my dear precious Elliott. Love you so much, Grandma Rose."
The card moved many Reddit users and they poured their emotions into the comments. @kenialcaso91 wrote, "Sadly, it is very probable that she will leave this world before you, and nothing I can say or you can do to make it hurt any less. Just be grateful for having her in your life and cherish the time with her now more than ever. As I already said, bless you both, and happy birthday!"