According to a study published in Frontiers In Psychology, (which sounds like something I’d read if I was trekking the Yukon), children link trust to how attractive they perceive someone to be.
In short, that means “pretty people” are more trustworthy and, therefore, more likable.
It’s not just the kids who think this way though, In the exact same study, adults did the same thing and rated the more conventionally attractive people as higher on the trust scale than those who were not so attractive.
On the flip side, you now have an explanation as to why children cry every time they’re around certain people… sounds harsh don’t it?
You can read more about it here.