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 July 4

by Carolina

Being nice goes a long way.

It’s not every day that you get to meet a celebrity.

While some people are notoriously rude and others are as sweet as can be, celeb encounters are always one in a million. When Reddit user u/LeCrowing asked “[What’s the] nicest celebrity you’ve ever met?” a ton of responses flooded the thread. Believe it or not, the user even talked about a chance meeting with Kevin Bacon thanks to a french fry craving.

Whether you’ve met a famous person or have yet to cross that item off your bucket list, we’ve rounded up some of the most memorable celebrity encounters (as shared by the fans who have met them IRL). Check them out below:


This student social with George Clooney:

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“He was filming at my university two years ago, and was extremely social with us students. He even ate at a bar uptown with us on green beer day at 4:00 AM!”



This NY bar talk with Mila Kunis:

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“Met her at a bar in Manhattan several years back. My buddy offered to buy her a drink, she turned it down in hilarious fashion. As he went off distraught I chatted with her for a good half hour. Pretty sweet gal.”



This fun afternoon with Dave Chappelle:

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“Dave Chappelle has a history of running very long comedy shows. My buddy and I saw one of his shows a while back. It ran very very late, until almost 4am (on a weekday). By the end, almost the entire crowd had trickled out to get up early for work the next day and what not. Only about a dozen of us remained at the show by this point. 

Dave invited us to all play basketball with him the next afternoon. He had rented out an entire gym for an hour. Of course my buddy and I took him up on the offer. We played pick up hoops with Dave for over an hour. After everyone finished playing, a handful of us stuck around and shot the shit with Dave. He bought us all fruit smoothies and gave us free tickets to his show the next night. SUPER nice guy, just like he is on TV. Couldn’t have been any cooler.”



This chance Tony Hawk meeting on a Disney ride:

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“I went on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney with Tony Hawk. He had given me his autograph earlier at a convention and we just happened to be in line together. He was really cool.”



This post-show photo opp featuring Lady Gaga:

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“I sat down with her and had someone take a picture of us. I complimented her on her show but I was overall super nervous and flustered. I quickly got up to walk away but she grabbed me, told me to sit down and demanded we talk some more and take a few more pictures. It was glorious.”



This shoe store meet-up with Lebron James:

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“I was at a shoe store in Cleveland about four years ago. I’m looking at the new Lebron shoes and a huge shadow appears over me. When I turn around it was Lebron James standing there. He smiled and said ‘you want my new shoes?’ I stumbled over my words for a few seconds then said ‘yes, I think I’m going to buy a pair right now.’ He then asked me my size, went up to the front desk and bought me two pairs. One he signed, and he said the other was for me to practice my post moves in. One of the best days of my life.”



This time a fan bumped into Kevin Smith at the airport:

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“I bought Kevin Smith a beer at an airport lounge. We wound up shooting the shit. After a while he bought a piece of pie and we split it.”



This retail store visit from Kristen Wiig:

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“I met Kristen Wiig at a retail job I had a few years ago. She was with her parents. I mentioned something complimentary to her dad because I don’t like bothering celebs, but he responded with ‘Hey, Kristen! You’ve got a fan over here!’ She came back down the stairs, shook my hand and introduced herself. She was very pleasant.”



This John Lithgow sports scene:

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“He coached my girlfriend’s basketball team. Awesome dad and person. Great coach.”



This sweet Willy Wonka memory:

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“When I was a kid, like 2 or 3, I often saw an old man at a grocery store with a small, white dog. The man came up to me one day and handed me a basket. He said I could walk the dog while filling up the basket with candy (which he then later paid for). This became the routine whenever I saw that man at the grocery store. Walk dog, get candy. That man was Gene Wilder. I got candy from Willy Wonka himself.”



This grocery store advice from Don Cheadle:

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“He gave me a tip on some salmon to buy at Whole Foods.”



This golf tip from Luke Wilson:

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“He golfed at the private course I work at. Could not have been nicer. Chatted with me for at least half an hour and answered all the crazy questions I had about Old School, That 70s Show, and Idiocracy. After all this he asked me where the men’s locker room was so I obliged and he slapped me $50. I work at a non-tipping course so he knew he didn’t have to.” 



This winery photo shoot with Alison Brie:

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“Ran into her and a few friends at a really tiny winery in Sonoma. Super cool, took some pictures with us and had us take some goofy pictures with her and her friends. She was awesome and kept saying how nice we were for telling her we loved her!”



This wedding day encounter with Tom Hanks:

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“I was at a friend’s wedding at the Wynn in Las Vegas and we were taking pictures in the Atrium (also the VIP Entrance). He emerged from the double doors behind our group and said “Hey! Is this a wedding? Can I be in the pictures?” Everyone was quite pissed off until we realized it was Tom Hanks.

He took pictures with the whole group and was a general all around great guy.”



This kind parking gesture by Ryan Gosling:

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“Ryan Gosling paid for my parking on Hollywood Blvd. once. We had parked in the same parking lot. He was leaving and we were arriving and I struck up a convo with him real quick.

It was so cool. He is JUST as nice in real life as you think he would be.”



This dinner date with Clint Eastwood:

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“Had dinner with him while he was directing Mystic River. Great guy.”



And this Simon Pegg book signing:

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“It was at a book signing and he was just the sweetest man I’ve ever met in my entire life. My friend met him at a signing in a different city and she got a video of him telling me happy birthday.”


Who’s the nicest celebrity you’ve ever met IRL? Share your story in the comments below!

Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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