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Man Randomly Finds Doppelganger In His Seat On Flight (Photos)

| by Brendan Kelly
Robert Stirling and Neil DouglasRobert Stirling and Neil Douglas

A bearded man met his doppelganger on a Ryanair flight when he found a stranger in his assigned seat.

Neil Douglas boarded his flight from London Stansted Airport to Shannon Airport in County Claire, Ireland, on Oct. 29, the Daily Mail reports. He then found another man, Robert Stirling, sitting in his seat.

"I asked him to move, and when the guy looked up, I thought: 'Holy s---, he looks like me,'" Douglas told the Daily Mail.

"We had a big laugh about it – everyone had a laugh. We took a selfie, and that was it."

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A friend of Douglas's wife shared the photo on Twitter with the caption, "Guy on right is the husband of my friend ... Guy on left is a STRANGER he met on a flight last night!"

The picture was also shared on Reddit via Imgur, where it has been viewed over 2 million times.

"I had actually swapped my seat on the plane so that a couple could sit together," Stirling said.

"We chatted on the flight for just over an hour; he was a very nice guy," Stirling added. "It turned out that we were staying at the same hotel, and we saw him in a few pubs that night. We ended up socializing, and quite a few people pointed out that we looked very similar."

Sources: Daily Mail, Reddit / Photo Credit: Daily Mail