Author Jaya Saxena asked people to share their “most accurate celebrity sighting” on Twitter last week, after sharing her own: “Mine’s a tie between Sam Rockwell with an armful of DVDs in Mondo Kim’s and Richard Kind looking haggard on the M15.”
Saxena has since deleted the thread, citing “Lol 😈” as the reason, but we’ve been able to salvage some of the replies from subsequent tweets, as well as this BuzzFeed post (thanks, everyone. It really does take a village.)
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor waiting in line for the bathroom at a Springsteen concert
— natalie (@natalieayay) February 28, 2019
Tom Hanks saying “No more Power Rangers!” to his son in a Pacific Palisades toy store.
— Chris Dudas (@dudezilla) February 28, 2019
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard looking radiant and engaged in no doubt loving conversation in Park Slope while my dog took a giant shit outside their house.
— Lizzie O'Leary (@lizzieohreally) February 28, 2019
Christopher Plummer in an old-timey outfit walking in the park with his dog trotting beside him, off-leash, in perfect heel.
— Emily (@EmilyABroderick) February 28, 2019
Mine is also Tracy Morgan: driving a red Maserati very slowly around the Meatpacking District, playing (and singing) Roxxxxxxxaaaaane by The Police at full tilt.
— Jess Scully (@jessaroo) February 28, 2019
Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss shopping in that British grocery store in the West Village with the gate drawn shut, and just laughing.
— Alexander Chee (@alexanderchee) March 1, 2019
Served David Byrne at a college bar; he wanted coffee and two aspirin, and asked if the tv volume could be increased so he could hear the documentary on African drumming
— James Lileks (@Lileks) March 1, 2019
I remember your ass😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🧡
— George Clinton (@george_clinton) February 28, 2019
Adam Driver being sweet to a little boy at a Hudson News in 2017. The kid tried to get his dad’s attention for a while before he wandered over and yelled, “You’re KYLO REN.” Driver knelt down, shook his hand and said, “I’m on a mission from Snoke, so you can call me Adam.”
— Don’t boo, vote. (@mcterzakis) February 28, 2019
Long ago biking up in Napa on a brutally hot day a guy pulls over on his motorcycle and asks if we’re ok,do we have enough H2O. Robin Williams.
— Corie Skolnick (@corieskolnick) March 1, 2019
NYC Starbucks, 12 years ago, my 1 yr old laughing uncontrollably. Turn around and Robin Williams under a hoodie is making goofy faces at him.
— #TheBeginningIsNear (@mapninja) February 28, 2019
Chris Evans once held the door open for my friend when she had a knee scooter after breaking her foot
— Grace Kelley (@GraceFacesPlace) February 28, 2019
Weird Al Yankovic wandering around a party with a kid sitting on his shoulders. Claire Danes dashing down a West Village block in a strapless white cocktail dress and heels muttering “fuck fuck fuck.”
— Helen Rosner (@hels) February 28, 2019
Micheal Stipe in a small West Villiage cafe asking for “unpronounceable Jewish cookies.” I turned to him and in my most phlegmy voice said, ”they’re pronounced Rugelaccccchhhh.”
— marion (@marionrose) February 28, 2019
Camila Cabello in SoHo, shopping. I told her she looked like Camila Cabello and she tried to convinced me she was actually her while I was ignoring her acting like she was joking. Turned out she was indeed and I freaked out.. yeap.
— Adrianna (@AdriannaMvv) March 1, 2019