A 22-year-old man has posted pictures of himself and his mother that have gone viral, with many unable to believe they are mum and son.

When 22-year-old Jonathan Nguyen from LA shared a picture posing with his mum, he never expected it to go viral news.com.au reports.

Jonathan’s followers were shocked to discover that the youthful, attractive woman in his pictures wasn’t his girlfriend, but that the photos instead showed mother and son!

Simple Secrets

Jonathan says the secret to his mum’s youthful appearance is pretty simple, with ‘lots of fruit and working out every day’ part of her regime.

“She works out every day and won’t eat any processed foods,” he told his followers.

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While Jonathan can’t deny that the picture does look more like a couple than a mum and son, he says it can be awkward when he catches his peers checking her out.

“Having a young Asian mum is great until you see someone your age shooting their shot at her,” he admitted.


Age Is Just A Number

While Jonathan didn’t reveal his mum’s exact age, saying she is ‘in her 40s’, the post received unprecedented attention, getting over 14000 likes and nearly 8000 comments.

“Your mum looks like your sister – what’s her secret?” one Facebook user asked.

“Woah she’s beautiful – thought she was your girlfriend!” said another.

Have you been mistaken for your child’s sibling? Let us know in the comments.

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  • She looks fantastic


  • People always ask me if I am studying,I dont know if I really look that young but I really want to look young in my 40s


  • That’s what taking care of yourself looks like. Sadly as soon as I turned 30 they stopped asking me for ID lol. Doubt I’d have ever looked as good as her though!


  • Holy moly she looks great for her age


  • That is the aging us mere mortals can only dream of! Absolute stunner!


  • what a lovely compliment for her.


  • Wow, what a beautiful Mum and Son. Good genes must run in their family.


  • Wow! I need to follow in her footsteps. She looks great and can see why she is easily mistaken as his girlfriend


  • I wish I had been – my mum did get mistaken as my sister for so many years. My mum was a teen mum so as I grew older everyone thought she was my older sister. I’m in my 30s now and people still comment when I call her “Mum”.


  • No – not mistaken for anything other than mum!

    • Happy and content about age and no need to be viewed as younger or older – very comfortable in my own skin.


  • Wow, you wouldn’t think she’s his mum indeed.
    Til I was far in my thirties I always was estimated way younger, now it’s the opposite lol. Having a dry skin the wrinkles are hitting me ;)


  • She’s a stunner


  • She looks great! Don’t think I’d ever have that mistake made about me, although my older sister still gets asked for ID when she goes to the club….. she’s 32.


  • I keep telling everyone i am staying young and beautiful, this woman really puts that into practice, she is stunning!!


  • She has aged amazingly well! I can’t believe it either!


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