So imagine one man’s delight – and surprise – to find himself sitting next to, well, himself.
He looked to his right and saw the same ginger beard and short strawberry blond hairdo. It was like looking in a mirror. They were both stunned speechless. They were almost identical, even to their teeth. They were complete strangers, not related in any way.
And while folklore suggets meeting your doppelganger is a harbinger of doom, these two didn’t let that prospect get to them, and took this cheery selfie for posterity.
The image has been posted on Twitter by Lee Beattie, director of Wire Media based in London, Glasgow, Brighton. She tweeted: ‘Guy on right is the husband of my friend. Guy on left is a STRANGER he met on a flight last night!’
She later added: 'I can’t stop looking at it. They are the same man.’
Ciara Murphy and Cordelia Roberts
The pair are not related yet look almost exactly alike, causing them to be dubbed “the twins” among their fellow students.It's really true that somewhere in the world there is someone exactly like you. My double lives right here in my home town.... The Genie