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Toddler Recreates His Model Uncle's Photos And It's Adorable

If it's true that kids learn by example, then Augie, an eighteen-month-old boy from West Fargo, North Dakota, is on his way to becoming a super model just like his uncle, Aristotle Polites.

Polites is a New York-based model who has earned thousands of followers on Instagram for posting gorgeous photos of his handsome looks.

While everyone else is gawking at his buff body and chiseled face, his sister, Katina Behm, is busy poking some fun at his photos and she's been doing it in the best way.

The 34-year-old mom enlisted Augie's help for a one-off joke that was not only a hit among their family members, it made Augie a viral sensation.

Behm first had the idea to dress her son to copy his uncle's poses when she failed to get him into his plaid button-up shirt.

She created a side-by-side image of Augie and Polites then sent it to her family, asking "Who wore it better?"

The family loved the comparison so much so that they urged Behm to create an Instagram account to share similar photos with the public.

“The image of him with the shirt undone and his bare chest exposed made me laugh because he looked like he belonged on the cover of a romance novel,” Behm explained to The Huffington Post. “I took a picture and then realized I bet my brother Aris has a picture just like this on his Instagram page which is filled with modeling photos.”

Behm has since been posting photos weekly and in a span of a few months, the page @babyandthebody has gained over 19,000 followers.

Let's take a look at some of Augie's best poses, shall we?

The budding Instagram star is giving his uncle a run for his money and it is adorable!

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As for Polites, he too has a great sense of humor and doesn't mind that his nephew is stealing some of his spotlight. In fact, he has even posted some of the side-by-side photos on his own page.

"My brother and I get along great," said Behm. “We’ve always had a great younger brother/older sister relationship, lots of poking fun!"

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Augie and Polites's followers aren't the only ones that are enjoying the cute project. Turns out, they have a fan in another special person - Behm's 88-year-old grandmother.

The senior doesn't use social media, but Behm emails her the photo she plans on posting every week and she's been enjoying it.

“She answers, ‘Is it time?!’ and races upstairs to check her email with me on the phone so we can laugh together,” Behm said. “She always comments on how handsome Aris is but Augie always wins in her eyes. I think the love multiplies with every generation.”

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In another interview with Daily Mail, Behm clarified that although they post a new photo every week, she's trying not to put too much pressure on her son because this is just "for fun."

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"I’m always laughing imagining the scenario of her trying to get Augie to do what she wants him to do," chimed in Aristotle. "It’s funny how much effort I can tell she has to put in to find matching clothing."

It doesn't get any cuter than this!

What do you think of Augie and Aristotle's photos?

Awa has been writing for Shared for 3 years. She is a serial snacker who unapologetically loves celebrity gossip. Drop her a line at awa@shared.com.