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They say to never meet your idols because they'll most likely end up disappointing you, smashing the fabricated assumptions you made about their persona, attitude, and general star power. In the same vein of this theory, Twitter user John Moe asked the Twittersphere to share their "most boring, mundane, inconsequential celebrity encounter," with hilarious results. Celebrities, they're just like us.
See some of the best below.
Yup Britney Spears standing behind me in line for Starbucks pic.twitter.com/AkD7d5Z17y
— Alyssa Street (@AlyssaSteinweis) December 29, 2013
Ah, and he dreamed about a gangsta's paradise.
— G. W. Scott (@PattonFanBoy) April 28, 2018
I once saw Bob Dylan in a Malibu supermarket, inspecting rotisserie chickens.
— jonathan gold (@thejgold) April 30, 2018
I once told Jared Leto where to find the bathroom. True, wild story.
— Mario Koran (@MarioKoran) April 29, 2018
I was in line behind one of the Backstreet Boys at an airport McDonald’s and he asked me if 20 was too many nuggets. https://t.co/9t9Vk0P6FG
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) April 29, 2018
When I was working at the Mobil station in Woodstock, NY, Ethan Hawke came in and bought a pack of Juicy Fruit. “.75 cents” i said. He gave me a 5 dollar bill. I gave him four dollars and 25 cents. He said “Thanks.” https://t.co/LIgbNPrfI1
— josh ruben (@joshruben) April 29, 2018
I asked Winona Ryder where the bathroom was, and she very kindly said it was “down the hall.” https://t.co/1eHsOP9Pgx
— Meaghan (@meaghang) April 29, 2018
Tom Selleck came into the candy store I worked in to buy a milkshake and I said “you’re tall” and he said “your hair’s pink” then he left https://t.co/7K7aQkAbqH
— Kate Leth ???????? (@kateleth) April 29, 2018
Mark Wahlberg stops behind me at a newsstand on Columbus Avenue. He burped. https://t.co/dbi2jbY3NS
— Lizzie O'Leary (@lizzieohreally) April 28, 2018
mostly empty bar at a concert venue. David Byrne suddenly appeared next to me. Bartender came over to take David's order. David turned to me. "Did you order?" "Yeah. I ordered from the other guy," I said. "Ok," said David Byrne. https://t.co/vvGW0PeLQ5
— audible gasp (@morninggloria) April 28, 2018
I once asked a random guy for directions. He turned around. It was Will Ferrell. He gave me directions. They were correct. https://t.co/hG3Zppd7cH
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 29, 2018
At hotel bar in Dublin, old guy at next table is angrily talking into mobile phone and says: “I need a to write that down”. Pats pockets - no pen. I lend him mine. He returns it after writing something down, mutters thanks, leaves bar. Van Morrison. https://t.co/VBEd0kt6Ll
— Christian Cassidy (@WestEndCassidy) April 29, 2018
Chris Rock held the door open for me as I was leaving a Vietnamese restaurant with takeout https://t.co/WGj5V2Ho9p
— Zachary Shevich @ Tribeca (@ZShevich) April 28, 2018
I thought I'd get maybe ten responses but apparently the world has gone ape for glamorous tedium. https://t.co/eLpooLHaPR
— John Moe (@johnmoe) April 29, 2018