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But nightmare memories of not-so-charismatic bunnies can last a lifetime. Just ask the subjects of these family photos collected around social media.
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We're with the kid: Run!
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'Cause I'm pretty sure this is not a good idea.
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Hurry, friends, hurry – whilst the bunny is too busy sneering to give chase!
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One day, you'll thank your elders for this special photo memory.
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And also delicious!
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She doesn't care what her brother thinks. She's just: Nope.
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If we remain calm, maybe he won't harm us.
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Over your shoulder ... Look over your right shoulder!
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Moving in to get a closer look didn't help.
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According to the 1980s.
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And I'll stand here and smile, and then maybe the bunny will get bored, and move on.
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At least one of them is resigned to their fate.
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He's promised to be a benevolent dictator. And also a fuzzy one.
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And pay no attention to the terrified preschoolers behind you.
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You're not in his clutches!
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Maybe a bit too wide awake.
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And step on it!
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The one who is is not happy about the bunny situation. At. All.
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The child said: No pictures!
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To the bunny's left. Where it's safer. Probably.
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Totally. Indifferent. To. Human. Suffering.
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Totally. Totally. Indifferent.
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Don't all the other kids look like they're having a good time?
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The question is: Is it less terrifying to meet the Easter Bunny when you're dressed like the Easter Bunny?
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Scarring all those kids for life ain't easy.
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A man with an apparent talent for subversion, left, prepares to crash New York City's annual SantaCon pub crawl.
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Oh, wait ...
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From the saddest-looking school crafts project ever!
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Two Easter bunny costumes on the loose!
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