People do the funniest stuff when meeting a celebrity for the first time. Some scream, cry, or ask for a pic. Some stare, mumble incoherently, or behave in other inexplicable ways. But if you've never been in the presence of greatness — especially someone you really like or admire — you have no way of predicting how you might embarrass yourself.
This is what happened to @HonoredSpirits' friend when he found himself face-to-face with Matthew Broderick in Montauk:
…also in the store with a friend. So my friend politely asks Broderick if he will take a photo with his daughter. Broderick galliantly obliges, but this is a once in a lifetime photo and he wants it to be just right…— 👹 (@HonoredSpirit) January 29, 2018
But wait! It gets better:
…so he asks Broderick’s friend to kind of move to the side a bit out of frame, and he moves a bit. And my friend says, just a little more, a little more, keeps doing the nudging motion with his hand. Lots of nudging. Okay he wont move any farther, fine, we can crop him out...— 👹 (@HonoredSpirit) January 29, 2018
Imagine how that made Broderick's friend feel. I mean, asking the not-so-famous guy to step out of the frame. The nerve. 😉
Yeah, that really happened.
Of course, Twitter went mad for this story:
That sound you hear is me taking a look at the other guy in the photo & yelling, “OH, MY GOD!!!!”🤣🤣🤣🤣— ✨MommyMagic✨ (@MommyMagic111) January 29, 2018
Some commiserated with the photo taker:
I once ran into Matthew Perry at a Red Sox game and politely asked him for a picture. Who stood to the side while we took the photo? His apparently good friend, James Cameron! I was so mad at myself when I realized it was him later and that I had totally ignored him.— Jake (@jcryan503) January 29, 2018
But only a true fan would have posted this hilarious snap:
We're with @miickaaay: