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Twitter is currently being flooded with people's most mundane celebrity encounters

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“Celebrities: They’re just like us!” is a familiar axiom, often said by people who apparently have never heard of Prince, Mariah Carey, or Daniel Day Lewis. Still, there’s apparently at least a grain of truth in there, as a recent Twitter thread posits.

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“Now, more than ever, we should share our most mundane celebrity encounters,” tweeted @MavenofHonor yesterday, who immediately made good on that request by describing seeing Diane Keaton in a 2003 Gap store. The Twitter thread has since exploded with people’s not-so-memorable memories of running into various celebs, from riding on a rollercoaster with Alanis Morrissette to working out next to pre-presidential Barack Obama.

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Not convinced of A-listers averageness? Well, how about these similarly totally normal encounters?

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Actually, come to think of it, Larry David commenting on his new socks is probably the most believable thing out of all of them. And this being Twitter, a few celebs have also weighed in on the prompt, the most surreal of which is probably mid-2000’s MTV star Andy Milonakis describing the time he told Steve Carrell how cute he looked while shopping at a grocery store.

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A few celebrities have even taken notice of their names getting repeatedly tagged on the thread, only to share their own “normal” run-ins.

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“I’m in a shocking amount of these,” replied Seth Rogen, which is somehow sounds about right. Certainly more believable than his claim to have once seen Magic Johnson in line at a Cold Stone Creamery. C’mon, Seth. Johnson is obviously a TCBY man.

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Andrew Paul is a contributing writer with work recently featured by NBC Think, GQ, Slate, Rolling Stone, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. He writes the newsletter, (((Echo Chamber))).

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