But nightmare memories of not-so-charismatic bunnies can last a lifetime. Just ask the subjects of these family photos collected around social media.
Crouching bunny, hidden eggs
What is this Easter Bunny trying to do, exactly?
Not a happy camper
Although this bunny has a friendly face, this photo with the crying kid is not exactly a pretty picture.
Here comes Peter Cottontail...
We're with the kid: Run!
Are you sure this is a good idea?
'Cause I'm pretty sure this is not a good idea.
Hurry, friends, hurry – whilst the bunny is too busy sneering to give chase!
You can't unsee this
Just stay there!
One day, you'll thank your elders for this special photo memory.
What a precious child
And also delicious!
She doesn't care what her brother thinks. She's just: Nope.
Just keep smiling
If we remain calm, maybe he won't harm us.
Over your shoulder ... Look over your right shoulder!
Sweet dreams are made of this
On second thought
Moving in to get a closer look didn't help.
Bunny rats are the best
According to the 1980s.
Just go limp
And I'll stand here and smile, and then maybe the bunny will get bored, and move on.
At least one of them is resigned to their fate.
Don't worry, she's laughing
White House down
He's promised to be a benevolent dictator. And also a fuzzy one.
Symmetrical masks are totally overrated
Just make yourself at home
And pay no attention to the terrified preschoolers behind you.
Why is the bunny eating his hand?
Go ahead and laugh
You're not in his clutches!
This bunny's wide awake
Maybe a bit too wide awake.
Get me outta here!
And step on it!
There's always one
The one who is is not happy about the bunny situation. At. All.
No pictures, please
The child said: No pictures!
He'll just sit here
To the bunny's left. Where it's safer. Probably.
The worst thing about Easter Bunny costumes
Totally. Indifferent. To. Human. Suffering.
As we were saying ...
Totally. Totally. Indifferent.
Don't all the other kids look like they're having a good time?
The answer is: Yes and no
The question is: Is it less terrifying to meet the Easter Bunny when you're dressed like the Easter Bunny?
Long day at the office
Scarring all those kids for life ain't easy.
Well-played, bunny, well-played
A man with an apparent talent for subversion, left, prepares to crash New York City's annual SantaCon pub crawl.
Oh, wait ...
From the saddest-looking school crafts project ever!
Alert the authorities
Two Easter Bunny costumes on the loose!
How are these kids not crying?
Here's a retro Easter Bunny from 1979.
Be afraid, be very afraid
That's not a look of joy on that little boy's face.
This German Easter Bunny is extra unsettling, thanks to its visibly painted human face and strange business attire.
Why does this Easter Bunny look like it's going to gleefully toss this lady off the ice?
These beady eyes see all
Nothing gets away from the unflinching gaze of this Easter Bunny, who took a ride on the roof of a car during a parade.