The mother of all Internet mysteries may have been solved. After an Indianapolis teen posted a selfie with her twin and her mother that has web surfers wondering, “Which one is the mom?” she suggests in a video that her parent is on the far left.
Kaylan Mahomes uploaded the original Jan. 28 pic of the three ladies in a car to Twitter with the caption, “Mom, twin and me,” but the fresh-faced women look identical.
And this lady looks very similar to the woman wearing the blazer on the far left in the hotly contested first photo.
The puzzling pic has been retweeted more than 19,000 times and counting, and received more than 31,000 likes — similar to how “the dress” took social media by storm just under a year ago, when readers couldn’t decide whether a striped dress was white and gold, or black and blue. The original Dressgate article on Buzzfeed received more than 37 million hits.
Some Twitter users are also sharing this new “Who’s the mom?” snap with the hashtag #blackdontcrack, which refers to some African Americans’ age-defying smooth skin.
The amused family created an Instagram page to share more photos of the indistinguishable trio after seeing all of the attention they were getting.
And their second post is what gives clues that seem to solve the case.
The video shows the three ladies posing for a picture while one holds the camera — and then they all start laughing after realizing they are actually being videotaped instead of photographed.
The lady on the left, who laughs last, takes the longest to get the joke — and the caption reads, “When your mom thinks it’s a picture…lol.”
And as noted above, after a friend asked Mahomes on Twitter which one in the video is her mother, she responded with “lol my mom is on the left!”
So is the left-leanign lady the mom in the first photo, too?
That’s anyone’s best guess for now — especially since the original photo caption, “Mom, twin and me,” also suggests that the mother is the one on the left.