Some believe everybody has a lookalike.
But when 32-year-old Neil Thomas Douglas of Glasgow, Scotland boarded a plane, he came face to face with his doppleganger.
Douglas told BBC News that when he boarded the Ryanair flight from England to Ireland on Thursday night there was already someone sitting in his seat.
“When the guy looked up, I thought, ‘He looks like me,’” Douglas told the network regarding the man with the same ginger-colored beard, hairstyle and smile.
“The funny thing is I went down to get my seat and he was actually sitting in it,” he said. I’m sure I said something along the lines of ‘Hey brother’.”
“Everyone around us had a laugh,” he added, “we took a selfie and that was it.”
The selfie was posted on Twitter and has been retweeted thousands of times.
However, Douglas and his doppelganger, 35-year-old Robert Stirling of London, soon encountered a further coincidence after learning they were booked in the same hotel in Galway and bumping in to each other at a local pub.
“Later that night, I went to the pub and again, there was my twin,” Douglas told BBC News. “Total weirdness. We had a laugh and a pint.”
And took a few more photos.
While their faces look strikingly alike, despite slight differences in several features including their noses and lips, the one very noticeable difference between the pair when you step back a few feet is that Stirling is quite a bit taller than Douglas.
“I’m down here until Monday,” Douglas later told the Mirror. “I’ve not seen him today yet but you never know.”