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Man Meets His Exact Lookalike On A Plane, Takes The Happiest Selfie

HuffPost logo HuffPost 30/10/2015 Suzy Strutner
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Most travelers can't waitfor their airplane seatmate to stop talking. But if you found yourself seated next to your exact doppelganger, you'd probably never want to stop bonding. 

U.K. photographer Neil Thomas Douglas took a Ryanair flight to Galway, Ireland Thursday night on his way to photograph a wedding. Upon boarding, he found his near-perfect twin sitting right next to him

Lee Beattie, a friend of Douglas' wife, 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 HuffPost in an email.

"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.  

"Neil then checked into his hotel in Galway to find his doppelgänger checking into the same hotel ahead of him. They laughed," Beattie said. "Later that night, Neil went to the pub and again, there was his twin. Total weirdness. They had a laugh and a pint."

Not long after Beattie's post, another doppelgänger chimed in on 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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