A man has spoken of the “total weirdness” of encountering his doppelganger after boarding a flight to see him sitting in his seat.
Neil Thomas Douglas, a photographer from Glasgow, was travelling to Galway via London Stansted on Thursday night when he came face to face with the bearded stranger.
He said: “When I got on the Ryanair flight, there was a dude already on my seat – when the guy looked up, I thought: ‘He looks like me’.
“We had a big laugh about it – everyone around us had a laugh, we took a selfie and that was it.”
But the pair were later to encounter a further coincidence when they checked into the same hotel in Galway.
Neil added: “Later that night, I went to the pub and again, there was my twin. Total weirdness.
“We had a laugh and a pint.”
The selfie was posted on Twitter by Lee Beattie, director of Wire Media, who wrote: “Guy on right is the husband of my friend. Guy on left is a STRANGER he met on a flight last night!”
It has since been retweeted thousands of times.