We may put celebrities on a pedestal, but sometimes it takes a worldwide pandemic to remind us they’re regular people, just like the rest of us.
Naturally, the timeline did its thing, with thousands of Twitter users sharing some truly boring stories featuring some A-List stars.
One Twitter user recalled the time she met Meryl Streep eating some fries…
Another said Man of Steel star Amy Adams asked him to referee an argument over a sweet treat in Starbucks.
In another thrilling coffee shop anecdote, someone recalled the time they spotted Jake Gyllenhaal getting an iced coffee.
Someone shared a particularly intimate moment with Norman Reedus, better known as The Walking Dead’s Daryl.
Former Batman actor Ben Affleck made a Twitter user’s day at a cat café.
Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes on a romantic date in New York was another popular sighting.
Journalist Jon Ronson saw Arsene Wenger at a buffet, while actor Sanjeev Bhaskar recalled a time he had breakfast near Kevin Bacon.
Seth Rogen commented about how frequently he was appearing, before adding about a time he saw Magic Johnson.
But the celebrity most frequently mentioned in mundane celebrity encounters was Bill Nighy.
The actor, who has a reputation in the industry for being a genuinely nice man, was so regularly mentioned in relation to the original Twitter thread that he started being a trending topic on Twitter himself.
He was spotted in the British Museum.
He bought someone a dog statue.
He posed for a photo while collecting a suit during London Pride.
He discussed his book while out on the street at lunch time.
He even was happy to oblige for a photo in Pret a Manger.
Even in these deeply depressing and often confusing times, it’s nice to be reassured celebrities are just like us…
…except Bill Nighy, who seems to be especially wonderful.