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"Fresh Prince" Perfectly Predicted How Will Smith Would Age And Twitter Is Losing It

Your life's about to get flipped-turned upside down.

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This is Will Smith — actor, producer, rapper, and one-time heir to the throne in the kingdom of Bel-Air.

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Back in the day, Smith was the star of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, a sitcom about a teen who moves in with his rich California relatives and gets into all sorts of ~shenanigans~.


In one famous episode, Will impersonates a dad at a parent-teacher conference to get his cousin out of trouble. Like any good '90s sitcom, the plan involves a master disguise:


And yesterday a Twitter user made an observation that has left the internet ~slightly shook~:

Crazy how Will Smith looks exactly like the time he portrayed himself as Ashley's dad.

YUP. Those pics are more than 20 years apart, but with the addition of a fake mustache and a touch of gray hair, 1994 Will is virtually identical to modern-day Will.

The tweet quickly went viral — and people had a lot to say about it.

@DariusGA97 @mynameisFACE Life imitating art

@DariusGA97 I feel like this is somehow relevant.

Some Fresh Prince fans were pretty emotional.

While others got real deep.

@DariusGA97 "You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." #ParentsJustDontUnderstand

The side-by-side comparison was also posted to Reddit, where one commenter offered a compelling theory:

A lot of people are just straight-up impressed.

And another user pointed out this wild fact: Will Smith is now older than Uncle Phil was when he started the show. So, there's a little something to make you feel old as hell.

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Anyway. Will, whatever your secret is, please share it with the world.