By Luke Kenton
This is the hilarious moment an adorable toddler doesn’t recognise her own dad as she sees him clean shaven for the very first time.
At home in Dover Plains, New York, USA, Arya Zeller is in for a big surprise as she bounds towards her dad, Joe, who has half of his face submerged beneath a blanket.
Known for his ever-present facial hair, the three-year-old is left shell-shocked when she pulls back the covers to find her father’s beard has disappeared, who she no longer recognises as her own dad.
Staring back at the familiar looking ‘stranger’, Arya looks down to see if maybe his beard had fallen off, but she soon determines this cannot be her beloved bearded dad and instead hilariously runs out the room crying ‘no, no, no.’
Watching on in hysterics, mum Krystin, said: “it was so incredibly funny to watch.
“After I stopped filming, Arya said ‘that is not my dad’ and wouldn’t believe me when I told her it was.
“This went on for over two hours, she was insistent that Joe was a stranger.
“Joe’s had a beard for the entirety of Arya’s life.
“Eventually I was able to take her by the hand, where I had to re-introduce her to her dad.
“When she finally figured it out, she made him promise to never shave it off again.
“Even now if you ask her if she wants him to shave, she’ll scream ‘no’ several times and freak out.
“Joe felt really guilty and he can’t wait to grow it back fully for her.”