AN ADULT-LOOKING baby with a “beard better than most men” has gone viral on social media.
Youngster Joao Miguel has taken the internet by storm after videos posted onto TikTok by his parents left viewers with their jaws on the floor.
Youngster Joao Miguel has gone viral on social media for his excessive hairgrowth[/caption]
The adult-looking baby is said to have a ‘better beard than most men’[/caption]
Despite Joao being otherwise relatively normal and able to do regular baby things, the TikTok account has amassed more than 100,000 followers.
A YouTube channel also exists, but it only has three videos and 36 subscribers, having launched last month.
However, the names of Joao’s parents remain unknown.
Nonetheless, the infant’s thick brown hair which covers him head to toe has piqued people’s curiosity to such an extent that they keep returning for more content.
Joao’s huge eyebrows and fuzzy facial hair give him the appearance of a man trapped in a child’s body.
But it is the beard which has garnered the most attention for the toddler, with hundreds – and sometimes thousands – of people flocking to the comment sections to spare their thoughts.
On one post, a user wrote: “He has a better beard than most men.”
A second person joked: “Miguel drove mama home from hospital after he was born.”
Another commented: “Miguel can walk out of the liquor store with a 12 pack, no questions asked.”
Another video of him drinking from a bottle had users asking if he was actually drinking tequila.
But the real reason behind Joao’s excessive hair growth across his body is yet to be made public.
Regardless, many on social media have come up with their own theories.
According to experts, the official name for very hairy babies is Lanugo.
Paediatrician, Beverly Kupfert, told Today’s Parent that there is nothing to be concerned about should your baby experience excessive hair growth.
She said: “If your baby is born with lanugo, it will disappear within a few days or weeks.
“That said, if it hangs around a bit longer, that’s normal, too.
“With some cultures, body hair can be more common and may persist beyond the first few months of life.”
According to experts, the official name for very hairy babies is Lanugo[/caption]