A classic movie character was spotted in real-life with Queen Elizabeth II… sort of.
Twitter users noticed a Forrest Gump lookalike behind the Queen of England in a recent photo.
The Queen was making a surprise visit to Paddington Station in honor of a train line being named in her honor, when royal correspondent Valentine Low of The Times of London snapped a pic and tweeted about the event.
You can see the photo here:
The Queen, looking good in yellow.pic.twitter.com/rctGa3T0xy— Valentine Low (@Valentine Low) 1652790037
In the picture, a man baring a striking resemblance to Tom Hank’s 1994 character can be seen peeking around the corner behind the Queen.
A Twitter user called SkillsMcGill was the first to notice the Gump cameo.
I had to zoom right in to check if this was Forrest Gump.pic.twitter.com/u6r2Wg3RDf— SkillsMcGill (@SkillsMcGill) 1652906161
Here are their zoomed in shots:
Some of the most memorable parts of Forrest Gump are the scenes of Gump witnessing and getting caught in photographs and news reports of historical events.
Twitter users agreed Low’s picture would fit right into those scenes:
Mama always said meeting the Queen was like a box of chocolates— Sandy Alexander (@Sandy Alexander) 1652907489
\u201cThe best thing about visiting the Queen is the food! Now, since it was all free, and I wasn\u2019t hungry but thirsty, I must\u2019ve drank me fifteen Dr. Peppers.\u201dpic.twitter.com/IKFGi8aDKG— Lee Metcalfe (@Lee Metcalfe) 1652909792
Meanwhile, others gushed—and joked—about the Queen's bright yellow outfit.
The yellow is beautiful and loved the blue flowers fixed at the front.— Marlene (@Marlene) 1652813837
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Huffpost spoke with the person behind the SkillsMcGill Twitter account and they had some nice words about their viral moment:
"[It] really is rather lovely to imagine being some way responsible for making many people smile, that seems quite important right now, more than ever."
We couldn't agree more!