A DAD’S attempt to share family history with his son has gone viral after the youngster was compared with a long-dead, female relative.
Greig Wilson was dismayed to be sent a picture of what was claimed to be his late great-grandmother and informed by his father he looked “so like her”.
The 28-year-old from Dunfermline, Fife, posted the images to social media where they have racked up 20,000 likes.
The oil refinery worker captioned his post: “Not heard from my dad in a while.”
Murray Wilson wrote: “Hi son, hope you are well.
Your aunty Phyllis sent me this yesterday. It’s a photo of your great gran Wilson.
“You are so like her.”
The black and white image shows what appears to be a stern-looking young woman sporting a fairly severe “bowl cut” hairstyle.
Greig, who has an impressive range of tattoos his great grandmother would have been unlikely to approve of, was not impressed.
Speaking today, Greig admitted that looking like his great grandmother was “not the plan.”
He said: “I just laughed at first as it’s a very old photo.
“But then I started to double take at it to see if any similarities.”
He added: “Hopefully I don’t look like a woman anyways. That’s certainly not the plan.”
The picture prompted hilarity on social media.
@DeejayDarby posted the picture of Greig’s great gran and said: “Absolute spit man.”
@JessBell_xoxo said: “Hahahahahahahaha.”
Tagging a friend Jess Connolly Black commented: “I feel like this is something your dad would message you.”
Photoshopping the image of the great grandmother onto Grieg’s profile picture, @1AaronCross said: “To be fair bro I can actually see it hahaha.”
Stephen Cleary spotted another resemblance – to a Celtic star. He said: “Great Gran Wilson looks like Leigh Griffiths.”
Katie MacDonald said: “I can’t unsee this.”
@lottielad commentd: “Looks like my dad in a wig ahahahha”
@kate_may_ said: “Great gran Wilson look like Putin.”
Lee Halpin commented: “Hahaha ha hahahahahhahahaha ya c*** aunt phyllis hahahahah next.”