Hillary Clinton, Tom Hanks, Selena Gomez, Daft Punk. These are just some of the luminaries that Average Rob, an Instagram user from Belgium, has probably never met and will never meet. No matter, with some deft Photoshop work, this self-described “mediocre dude” can instantly become a pal and a confidant to anyone in the pop-culture stratosphere. Like a 21st-century Zelig, Average Rob seems to be omnipresent, mingling with the rich, famous, and powerful in all sorts of locations around the world. Here he is, for instance, sharing an intimate moment with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie before their highly public breakup.
Average Rob moves in political circles as well.
He’s a perennial third wheel in the Kim Kardashian-Kanye West union as well.
Even he finds it a little creepy at times.
Taking a cue from “You’ve Got A Friend In Me,” Average Rob has spent some quality time with Woody and Buzz from Toy Story.
The cast of Friends does not seem to have been there for him in any way, shape, or form.
This could all be interpreted as a commentary on the public’s unhealthy obsession with celebrities, or it could just be an excuse for Average Rob to have some fun.