Did you know, that there are 7 people in the world who look like you? Well, I haven’t got the chance to meet even one of them yet, but there are few people who just get lucky.
Something similar happened with David Schwimmer, who has played the character of Ross in the very famous series ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’. He has become the topic for trending news today. And all this happened because of an incident that took place in the UK.
What was the incident?
Yesterday, the UK police force posted the image of a guy who looked pretty much like the copy of David.
It was all related to a theft that occurred in a restaurant and the police suspected the guy caught in the CCTV footage, to be the culprit. However, they did not know that the Facebook post would go viral in a matter of hours and the social media platforms will start getting flooded with jokes related to F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
As a matter of fact, there are so many followers of this series across the globe that this news even made it to the list of trending news in India. People from anywhere and everywhere started posting their comments on social media platforms.
Was he actually Ross?
Of course not. The guy was merely someone who looked like David but nevertheless, he ended up making a viral news. The netizens were shocked when they read the post which had a picture of a lookalike of Ross which said, “Do you recognise this man? We want to speak to him in relation to a theft at a Blackpool restaurant on the 20th September”
How did Netizens respond?
Soon, the UK police force started getting funny responses from people. One person sent the message that said, ‘Central Park will give you more info, he’s a regular’, as Ross’s favourite coffee shop also happened to be around the same spot.
While another user said, ‘Turns out he tried to pay but the cashier was on a break’. There were several other hilarious comments on the Facebook post.
How far did the post reach?
Easy to say, with the extremely huge fan base of F.R.I.E.N.D.S., this post had to cross the usual bar of comments and shares. Which it did. The Facebook post received with over 96 thousand comments and over 64 thousand shares. Some people were straight up amused by the sheer similarity between the two different guys while there were some who thanked the police department for sharing the picture.
So, was Ross informed about his look alike?
I don’t know if he was informed about this or not, but the UK police did their job perfectly and checked on the whereabouts of David. When they enquired about the F.R.I.E.N.D.S star, they came to know that David wasn’t in the UK when this incident occurred.
The UK police force said, “Thank you to everyone for your speedy responses. We have investigated this matter thoroughly and have confirmed that David Schwimmer was in America on this date. We’re so sorry it has to be this way,” as a Facebook comment.
Has the guy been found?
The search for the guy in the picture is still on, but David, for sure is out of the picture. I am sure he must be relieved that the UK police isn’t after him. On the other hand, if the culprit has already read this, (which I am sure he would have, given the fact that it is trending globally), he sure would have changed his looks by now.
Even though, the case still remains unsolved, but it definitely proved one thing, that any trending news today can be used to get help from the vast population of Netizens. After all, with unity comes strength. And digital media is the most powerful tool which can be used to seek out justice as well.
What do you think?