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Like Father, Like Son

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And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me
He'd grown up just like me
My boy was just like me

Children tend to take after their parents in one regard or another and stories often drive home this point by saying "Like Father, Like Son", or "Like Mother, Like Daughter", or like any relative like any other younger relative. This causes everything from comedy to angst to dramatic tension. This trope is Truth in Television.

Obviously, often happens to any character with a Truly Single Parent.

A Sister Trope to Like Parent, Like Spouse. Contrast Like Father, Unlike Son. Not to be confused with Love Father, Love Son.

Subtropes include:

Alternative Title(s): Like Mother Like Daughter, Like Parent Like Child, Like Father Like Daughter