Mum surprises daughter with The Grinch during festive photoshoot – but things don't go to plan

EVERYBODY loves Christmas, well, everyone except the beloved fictional character, The Grinch, who hates the festive spirit so much that he goes on a mission to ruin it.

So it's not surprising then that one little girl screamed and cried at the sight of him as he crept up on her during a festive photoshoot which her mum had planned – and the terrifying reaction was all caught on camera.

Mum-of-three Shemika Ales, from Mississippi USA, had booked in a professional Christmas shoot for her daughter Harlow, and had arranged for someone dressed as The Grinch to pop by and visit.

As little Harlow sat perched on a chair donning her best Christmas attire, she smiled for the camera joyfully with absolutely no idea what was sneaking up behind her.

As she continues to smile and pose the red-suited figure approaches her, and the second she catches sight of him she bolts in the opposite direction.

And we don't blame her, really, because the look of the character is terrifying, and even we'd be running for the hills.


Snaps of Harlow's reaction have been shared online by her mum, who had a feeling her daughter might have reacted in such a way.

The pics have since gone viral, including on the Instagram account The Shade Room, where more than 400,000 people have liked the photos.

Many commented on the little one's instant fear, but her mum insists she soon came around and was completely fine.

Speaking with Cafe Mom,Shemika said: "My daughter is sassy and sweet and I knew she would react this way and that’s why I did them so that I can show her these when she gets older!”

The mum-of-three also said that the response has been “a lot of positive vibes so far.”

And that she was happy to have been able to provide a laugh

“I think everyone needed a laugh due to all the election and corona illness,” she added.

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