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Have You Seen This? That childhood terror when a loved one looks like someone else

A little girl gets frightened when her grandpa looks like someone else.

A little girl gets frightened when her grandpa looks like someone else. (Tori Breen via YouTube)


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Many of us likely have childhood memories of a mom, dad, or another loved one changing their hairstyle, or otherwise altering their appearance, in a way that can only be described as jarring to a kid.

I remember the first time in my life my dad decided to shave his mustache — when I was about 10 — before a Disneyland trip. As we walked around the Happiest Place on Earth, I kept thinking: "Who is that strange man following us around?"

A hilarious YouTube video captures that feeling perfectly as a baby girl finds herself on the lap of someone she doesn't recognize.

The toddler seems to know her grandpa as a baseball cap-wearer, so when her family catches her attention and gets her to look back at her grandpa — who takes off his hat while she looks away — she breaks into tears.

That would be scary to be sitting on your grandpa's lap one minute and a complete bare-headed stranger's the next. Poor baby.

Luckily, she's young enough that she probably won't be too traumatized by the incident.

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Ashley Imlay covers state politics and breaking news for KSL.com. A lifelong Utahn, Ashley has also worked as a reporter for the Deseret News and is a graduate of Dixie State University.

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