The bond of siblings is like nothing else. No one else understands one another quite like brothers and sisters do - especially on how to get on last nerves! Here are some hilariously relatable photos.
They Aren’t Afraid To Hand Out a Reality Check
It seems older siblings enjoy handing out a reality check every now and then. It is part of the unofficial guidebook to being an older brother or sister. And this sibling got quite the reality check.
This student was all smiles as he sat in the audience on graduation day. That is, until his older sibling texted him that full-time employment was just around the corner. This was the look on his face! There is no way to blame him. Who wants a reality check like that during one of the happiest days of their lives?
They Help Out in Times of Need
Despite any argument, siblings are always there for each other. If one is in trouble, the other is meant to come and help them. Those are simply the rules of being a brother or a sister! Unfortunately for this brother, he went to the rescue in a desperate time of need.
His sibling was on the toilet and had run out of toilet paper. So, this brother came and saved the day when he was needed most. By the look on his face in the photo, the roll of toilet paper was most certainly needed by his sibling. The photo's caption said, "Not all heroes wear capes." Boy, isn't that the truth?
They Turn Every Moment Into Play Time
Playing all alone is never any fun. The best part of having a brother or sister is having a permanent playmate. This older brother really took advantage of having a playmate with his baby sister. Though, his sibling doesn't quite seem to share his enthusiasm. He had her trapped inside a basket with a pillow on top.
When asked what his sister was doing in a cage, he had the best reply! According to Bravo's Kate Chastain, who posted the photo on social media, the older brother responded, "We're playing lion at the zoo!!!" Looking at the picture, it all makes sense now...
They Lift Each Other Up, Literally
For National Siblings Day, this Reddit user shared a hilarious photo to which every youngest sibling can relate. Three of the siblings are smiling nicely for a Christmas photo that one of their parents must have taken for them. Then, there is the youngest sister.
The older brother and two sisters look like they are trying to lift their youngest sibling, except they aren't doing it very well. She looks like she is absolutely in pain but is smiling through it. It is typical of older siblings to give some tough loving, and now they have it documented for the rest of time.
They Give the Best Gifts
Receiving presents is one of the best feelings, even if it is something as simple as a gift card from a boss. But it is especially lovely to get a present from someone who knows everything about the person they are giving the gift to. That is why getting a present from a sibling is the best - except for this sister.
This sister gifted her brother a brand-new smartphone! She wasn't as lucky as he was, though. She received a cardboard box with a page inside that said, "I couldn't afford a present this year, so I got you this box." LOL. At least he was creative about it!
They Put Each Other in Their Place
There are very few people in the world who can put each other in their places. Siblings are definitely some of them. A brother or sister has the special privilege of being loved no matter what they do, so if they have something to say, they will say it - or in the case of these sisters, they are just going to do it.
It was this older sister's birthday. Her little sister apparently wanted some of the action and to help big sis blow out the candles, but the bigger sibling was having none of that. The older sister shut it down quickly, putting her hand on her little sister's mouth so she could blow out the candles all on her own.
They Will Share the Spotlight
Siblings are supposed to be there for each other through thick and thin, even if that means sharing the spotlight when necessary. This brother was kind enough to share his moment of glory with his sister. He had received a trophy and an award certificate for hockey, while his sister's achievement was not as impressive.
She didn't have any medal to share, so she held up an onion ring in the photograph. She looks very proud of it, too, in this photo! That is an example of true love. Even if his little sister did not have a trophy to celebrate with, he still let her share his spotlight and have her moment to shine with her onion ring. How sweet.
They're (Sometimes) Attached at the Hip
Being the coolest kid on the block is always better when the experience is shared with a sibling. That means two cool kids are walking around together, and these two brothers are the perfect example of that. They are pictured in matching shirts and shorts, something that takes us right back to our childhood.
They probably were the kings of the playground in these flashy ensembles. But even more incredible than these brothers' matching sets is their grandmother! She is the one who made them their outfits, according to the post on Reddit. Hey grandma, we'd also love a set...
They Embrace Their Sibling Duties
Siblings will love each other through everything, even if the beginning is not smooth sailing. Sometimes it takes a little bit of time for an older sibling to get used to the idea of not being the only child anymore. It is a significant life change to go from being the center of attention to sharing, well, everything.
This eldest sibling is the poster child of 'Oldest Child Syndrome.' Just take a look at the expression on her face! While it may not have been the happiest moment of her life to realize that she was no longer the only kid, hopefully, they all grew up to be best friends.
They Will Laugh Through the Pain
Having a shoulder to lean on or cry on is the most comforting thing in the universe. In fact, having a person to rely on is one of the best parts of having a sibling. However, sometimes a brother or sister will not be the one to get their sibling through a difficult time. They are going to be the ones laughing at their pain!
This Reddit user posted a photo of her daughter reveling in the joy of beating her little brother in a board game. He, however, was not as happy with the results. Their mom wrote on Reddit, "My three year old finally beat her brother at Candy Land. He was not okay."
They're Not Afraid To Get Weird
Siblings are completely free to be themselves around their brothers and sisters because, no matter what, they have no choice but to love and accept their relatives. That is the one huge benefit of having a brother or sister. The one downfall is that sometimes they will pull hair or slam their door - but what can one do?
This newly-anointed older sister felt free to be herself around her little brother instantly. Her aunt captured this hilarious photo of her wearing a wolf mask while holding her baby brother. "This is how my 2.5 year old niece insists on holding her new baby brother," she laughed in the caption. Talk about being raised by wolves...
They Teach the Virtue of Patience
From the start, siblings must learn how to, well, coexist under the same roof. They are stuck with another human who is constantly up in their space, and they have to learn how to share their toys and their parents' attention. And it isn't always the easiest.
This sister is learning a lesson on patience, and boy, does she have a lot of it. This hilarious photo was snapped of her while she was walking home with her brother playing the trumpet in her ear the entire time. Maybe the whole world can learn a thing or two from her!
They're Our Personal Photographers
Siblings can sometimes be the worst enemy, but other times they will be each other's biggest fans and do anything for each other! This little brother helped his older brother support his dream without any complaints. The Reddit user detailed the entire story in a caption.
He wrote, "My neighbors got a new car, and I thought it was a Ferrari, so I got my little brother to take a picture of me posing in front of it. For YEARS I told people that my neighbors growing up had a Ferrari. Just found the pic in an old album at my grandma's, and yeah, that's a Dodge Neon…."
They Will Play in the Band
Want to rock but have no one to rock with? That is the great part of having a brother or sister, especially one who is also playing an instrument. They can be automatic bandmates, and scheduling practice will be super easy because all there is to do is walk to the garage!
Just watch out for Mom and Dad - and maybe the neighbors. These preteen siblings took advantage of having each other. In the caption, the Reddit user wrote, "My brother and I were preteen rockstars, not a big deal." Plus, they have epic matching haircuts. Get ready to rock on!
They Know a Thing or Two About Blackmail
Leave it to a brother to capture their sister at their absolute worst. That is precisely what this brother did! When his sister was getting a shot at the doctor, he was able to capture the exact moment when she was screaming in pain. Maybe he has a future in action photography.
What is even more impressive is that he got this hilarious snapshot on his flip phone. Talk about a throwback moment! While it may not have been his sister's finest moment, there is nothing like a brother to remind their sister of their worst moment and get permanent evidence of it. After all, isn't that what siblings are for?
They're Always Ready To Lend a Hand
Sometimes brothers can be pains in the butt, but other times, they are there for their siblings when they need it most. This brother stepped in big time to help out his mom and dad, plus his new siblings. His newborn twin siblings needed skin-to-skin time, so he helped dad out.
How adorable! Most of us with a sibling can relate to when our brother or sister was there for us when we desperately needed their support. Whether it is a breakup or a bad grade on a test, siblings always know how to make each other feel better. And we're here for it!
There's Never a Dull Moment
There is no such thing as being bored when there are multiple siblings in the family. Having a brother or sister means there will always be someone at home to keep the boredom away. It also means that sometimes when the parents aren't watching closely, things can get, well, messy.
This older sister looked like she had an amazing time in this photo that was posted on Reddit. She took a marker and colored a bit... and then completely covered her infant sister in marker. She made sure to keep things bright and colorful, including her baby sis. That is quite the masterpiece.
They're Never Too Old for Matching Outfits
When looking back at family albums, it is easy to think of how embarrassing the outfits, hair, and makeup were. (Sorry, mom.) Having sisters who also look as hilarious can make the experience that much better. These sisters felt exactly that way when they looked back at this old photo of themselves.
The sister who posted the photo on Reddit wrote, "Sisters blunder. Mom cut our bangs and gave me and my non-twin sister matching outfits. Lisa Frank lunchbox ftw." This photo is the definition of the early 2000s. Who didn't want a Lisa Frank lunchbox and matching haircuts with their sisters?
They're Always Scheming
Having a sibling means having someone to confide in. Any thoughts or feelings can be shared with someone who will not judge their brother or sister (sometimes). However, some emotions are nicer to share than others - and if a brother is involved, better steer clear!
When this Reddit user's grandfather passed away, she decided to go through some of her old things because she was feeling sentimental. So, she stumbled upon an old letter from her brother that her grandpa made them write to each other instead of Christmas presents. Her brother certainly had no trouble expressing his feelings.
They're Down To Clown
One in about every 250 births will end up being twins, so it is pretty remarkable when someone has a twin! Not just because they are rarer than siblings but because there is a unique bond between twins that other siblings do not share. These twins show just how awesome it is to have each other.
This Reddit user posted a throwback photo of her and her twin sister with the following caption, "My sister and I had these shirts custom made in middle school. Yes we also used to cut our own hair." There is nothing like having a twin who will do anything with their other half. No matter what, they will be down to clown.
They're Our Biggest Fan
The best part of being the older sibling? Having the younger sibling worship everything we do, of course. It is hard to find a younger brother or sister who doesn't want to be exactly like their older brother or sister. This Reddit user posted a throwback photo of him and his sister, which says it all.
He wrote in his caption, "Circa '96 (~11 y/o), wearing my Sunday best. Little sister is absolutely impressed with my yo-yo shredding!" Now that is a great sister. Based on her face, his yo-yo shredding must have been pretty impressive back in the day. Or not. Perhaps we'll never know.
There's No Such Thing As "Too Far"
When a brother or sister is feeling down, their sibling typically knows how to help brighten the mood and make everything better. Sometimes, that means watching funny movies or making dinner. However, the direction this brother took to make his sister feel better may have been a bit too on the nose.
His sister was in the hospital because she sadly had to get her leg amputated. So, what did he do? He dressed up as a pirate to visit her in the hospital. Another Reddit user commented on the post, "I brought my brother cookies in the hospital after he almost went into a diabetic coma." We love the sibling support!
They Love a Good Prank
Going on family trips means there is automatically someone to be a personal photographer, which is great for the 'gram. Except for that only works if the photographer is willing to cooperate and not a brother who likes to mess around. This Reddit user purposely misguided his sister. Who has a brother and can relate to that?!
He told her that she was holding Big Ben while traveling around London, except she was far from it. He totally misled her! But if brothers aren't going to make fools of their sisters, what else are they going to do with their time? Hopefully, she also finds it funny when she looks back at photos from their trip.
They Always Go for the Hair
Why is it always the baby that is causing trouble? That seems to be the trend here, and there are probably a lot of sisters out there that can relate to this following photograph. This Reddit user shared a picture of her son yanking on his sister's hair. Ouch.
Not only is he grabbing it, but it also looks like he is holding onto it for dear life! He is learning how to annoy his sister from such an early age. It will probably only get worse as they get older, but every sister can relate to this strategy used when fighting with a sibling. Consider this a warning...
They're There for All the Awkward Phases
Siblings have a way of rubbing their interests off on each other. If one brother is into football, the other brother will probably also try it. If there is a sister who loves to dance, the odds are great that her baby sister will also give dancing a go. These siblings went through a very particular phase of life together.
This Reddit user shared this picture with the caption, "My sisters and I went through a Sound of Music phase when we were younger. Yes, those are our underpants." LOL! Going through a Sound of Music phase does not seem to be the most common thing, but there is nothing like going through a hilarious, awkward stage with a sibling. Right?
They Make the Best Photobombs
The difference between brothers and sisters is very apparent in this photograph. This Reddit user posted this photo of her, her cousin, and her little brother - who was captured in one of the best all-time photobombs ever. The two girls have posed adorably, and they are smiling so nicely. Then, there's her brother.
Her brother is creeping up from behind them with a massive stick in his hand. He looks very determined to do something to his cousin and sister - the way that siblings do, of course. One Reddit user laughed, "I want to know what happened right after the picture was taken." So do we...
They Capture Us at Our Worst
A sibling (often) has their brother or sister's best interests in mind. From the stereotypical older brother who is protective of his younger sister to the older sister who helps her little brother learn to tie his shoes, siblings are often there for each other. This brother looked out for his sister in a not-so-typical way.
They were eating at a restaurant, and right after she took a bite of food, he gave her an unexpected update: She had eaten a chunk of an intestine. And based on her reaction in the photo, she was not happy. Then again, "she's probably more pissed that someone is taking her picture while she has a mouth full of food," a Reddit user teased.
They Get Each Other Through WFH
Sometimes the workday is slugging on or super stressful, and having a support system is important to get through the day. For some people, that person is their co-worker. But this brother took on extra special duties of capturing just how hard his sister's work-from-home workday was.
Hopefully, looking at this photo helped her laugh and get through her workday. There is nothing like a brother to help lighten the mood and capture their sister at a moment that is not their best. It feels like taking bad photos of sisters is part of the job description for brothers.
They Keep Their Siblings Humble
This brother decided he would do his sibling a favor by cleaning their room for them. Now that is a super nice brother! Most would not even bother cleaning their own rooms, let alone their sibling's. Except, it turned out to be a complete nightmare for him, so he wrote a strongly worded letter and left it for his sibling to find.
Brothers and sisters have no problem making sure that they keep their other siblings humble. This may inspire their brother or sister to take better care of their bedrooms or to do the dishes more. If not, at least this sibling has a brother who will clean up after them. Does anyone have a brother or sister who loves to clean?
There Is Always a Third Wheel
Sisters have a special bond like no other. They can share clothes, gossip about boys, and do each other's hair. Sometimes, though, having a sister can be rough when they pull on each other's hair, fight over clothes, or have to deal with the other having a boyfriend - or, in this one Reddit user's case, having a husband.
She posted this photo on Reddit with the caption, "undoubtedly the best photo I took at my sister's wedding." Her deadpan face with her sister kissing her new husband in the background is hilarious. And any single sibling who has ever had to witness their brother or sister's relationship pan out can relate to this feeling.