Man meets his doppelganger on plane, takes happiest selfie! | The Daily Star
11:57 AM, October 31, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:14 PM, October 31, 2015

Man meets his doppelganger on plane, takes happiest selfie!

Air travel can be stressful for most people. And often most travelers cannot wait for their plane seatmates to stop talking.

But what if you find yourself sitting next to your exact doppelganger? Well chances are you would not want to stop bonding.

UK photographer Neil Thomas Douglas took a Ryanair flight to Galway, Ireland Thursday night to photograph wedding, reports HuffingtonPost.

Upon boarding, he found his near-perfect twin sitting right next to him. "I couldn't believe it!" he told Huffington Post.

Lee Beattie, a friend of Douglas' wife, then posted the photo on Twitter, where it swiftly went viral. The two men had never met before the flight and they're not related, she told Huffington Post Thursday.

"There was a dude already on [Douglas'] seat. He asked him to move and when the guy looked up, he thought, 'Holy shit, he looks like me.' They had a big laugh about it -- everyone around them had a laugh, they took a selfie and that was it," Beattie said. 

But then things got even stranger after the flight: The men found themselves checking into the same hotel, and later, drinking at the same bar.  

"I went for a pint in a lovely bar in Galway called The Quays, and bumped into him again," Douglas said. "We had a few pints and listened to the live band."

Not long after Beattie's post, another doppelgänger chimed in from Twitter. Then another, and another. Three red-bearded men have so far claimed to resemble those on the plane: 

And this, dear friends, is the magic of travel. You never know whom you might meet.

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