Strictly pro Katya Jones came in for a lot of love from fans earlier today after she posted a "precious" throwback family snap.
Thousands of the Russian dancer’s 135,000 Instagram followers made their approval clear about the heartwarming image showing her being hugged by her mum - with it accumulating over 2,500 likes and drawing dozens of approving comments within hours.
Fans also enjoyed noting how close the mother and her famous daughter look in the pic - and many also reckoned the photogenic pair could be siblings.
The photo, which appeared to be from Christmas due to a decorated tree in the background, may have been taken at her mum’s home because it was tagged with the location of Saint Petersburg.
Katya emotionally captioned the shot: "My perfect place. ❤️ . #mother #daughter #love #wednesday #littlegirl #dancer."
Fans were wowed by the tenderness on display.
Nothing like a mother's love.
"I love your mum's expression: 'My baby is home and all is right in the world' ❤️," commented one.
"Lovely mum 😍n daughter 😍 keep hold of your precious moments," advised another.
A third added: "Beautiful picture of mother and daughter ❤️."
And a fourth said: "You can nearly feel the love looking at this picture @mrs_katjones 💕."
"Nothing like a mother's love. ❤️ BTW your mum is gorgeous," contributed yet another fan.
Remarking on their relationship, one commenter joked: "Nice picture of you and your sister together 😁❤️x."
Another agreed: "Love this💗 you both look like sisters!"
And another follower reckoned Katya and her mum could be the exact same age.
"Twins ❤️❤️❤️," they commented.
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Here. Taking my first steps in dancing with my first ever dance partner and childhood friend. I was so shy and didn’t feel comfortable performing in front of people. And when things didn’t work out, my daddy was always there for me. He looks so handsome on this photo. 🥰 Sometimes it’s important to remind ourselves how far we’ve come. And I loved hats already then 🎩#firststeps #childhood #dancer #fatherdaughter #life #beautiful #howfarwevecome #friday #dancing #ballroom #latin #strictlycomedancing #howfarwevecome
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