I don't know who John Moe is (apparently he's a stand-up comedian), but he started a Twitter trend that's quickly become one of my favorite things on the internet...Boring Celebrity Encounters.
Your most boring, mundane, inconsequential celebrity encounter. Go!— John Moe (@johnmoe) April 27, 2018
Let's face it, we all think that every celebrity encounter is this flashy Instagram experience. Or that they'll look perfect, act perfect, or float on some magical cloud of money. But we all forget that celebrities (outside of maybe the Kardashians) are just normal human beings that do everyday stuff like we do.
Especially here in Nashville where you're just as likely to run into Keith Urban somewhere as you are your neighbor Fred.
Anyway, John's tweet has gone viral, and some of these responses are GOLD.
I saw Ben Affleck buy a banana and then sulk off to his illegally parked car.— Veeptopus (@jonccrow) April 28, 2018
Sarah Michelle Gellar asking me how to connect to the WiFi on her iPad at Coffee Commissary https://t.co/Wb7mlsBEqG— Ira Madison III (@ira) April 29, 2018
Coolio was asleep next to me on a flight from Vegas.— Bryan McGillis (@bpmcgillis) April 28, 2018
I was in line behind one of the Backstreet Boys at an airport McDonald’s and he asked me if 20 was too many nuggets. https://t.co/9t9Vk0P6FG— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) April 29, 2018
One time Mika Kunis tried to play with a dog I was walking when we were in line at a cafe, and I (not recognizing her at firs) said, “I’m actually trying to get her to calm down.” She was very apologetic.— 𝙶𝚛𝚎𝚐 𝙺𝚊𝚛𝚋𝚎𝚛 🌻 (@gregkarber) April 28, 2018
Watched Dolly Parton pick out toilet paper. If I remember she bought Charmin.— Nikki Brock Author (@NikkiBrockWrite) April 30, 2018
One more for Dolly, who's very popular in these replies
My family was walking back from dinner in NYC and saw a crowd gathered outside a theater. Turns out it was Dolly Parton. My dad had her sign the pizza box of leftovers. pic.twitter.com/DHfAwki7df— Taylor Salamone (@Tay_Sal) April 30, 2018
matthew perry asked me how a remote to a massage chair worked. i showed him and he was mildly grateful.— meghan bean (@mmmeghanbean) April 30, 2018
I offered a deal on socks to Anna Kendrick— extra (@karmancaw) May 1, 2018
Okay, so here's mine (I have two that are not related to my job).
1. Before I got into radio, I sold computers at Best Buy. I think this was maybe 2002. I sold a computer to Brad Arnold, the lead singer from 3 Doors Down, and his wife. He was very nice and bought an extended warranty, which was cool.
2. On a late night flight from Atlanta to Nashville, Reba was on my flight. I did a little bit of a double take because I thought "No way is Reba flying Delta at 10:30 at night"...but she was. She sat first class and from what I could tell was very polite.
Nashvillians - I KNOW you have some random encounters. Whatcha got?