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    31 Of The Most Random Places People Have Met Celebrities

    Hot tip: Costco is a celebrity hot spot.

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the strangest place they've ever met a celebrity. Here are their stories.

    1. John Mayer at Costco

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    "I met John Mayer at Costco in the middle of Montana this summer. He was buying shorts and told me to tell everyone he was Ace Ventura." —savannahg49c00dc63

    2. Jennifer Lawrence at Pizza Hut

    "I met Jennifer Lawrence at a Pizza Hut in New York City. She’s super nice, funny, and made us all crack up. She ended up buying my pizza and shared her breadsticks with me." —daniellewaldrop120401

    3. Brad Pitt at a middle school basketball game

    "I met Brad Pitt at a middle school baseball game. I had no idea who he was or that his nephew was on the school team. He let me borrow his phone so I could call my dad and get picked up." —victoriaa43d5503fc

    4. Guy Fieri at church

    "Guy Fieri is from my hometown and has a couple of restaurants here. He isn’t around often but during the holidays he visits and he always goes to the Christmas candlelight vigil at my church. Last year, I watched where he put his candle and put mine right by his. It was beautiful. My friend was sitting in the pew behind him and said he smelled like ranch dressing." —leoc448bdb193

    5. Newt Gingrich at a childhood sleepover

    "I had a sleepover at Newt Gingrich’s house (ugh, I know). He is my friend's uncle and hosted us when we came to DC to see DMB. His wife brought us muffins in the morning. He had blown-up posters of all his magazine covers hanging on his walls and gave us signed copies of his book when we left (we were 14.)" —carlyshannonb

    6. Rihanna at TGI Fridays

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    "It was 2008 and I was continuing my college gig of waiting tables at the illustrious TGI Fridays. Rihanna’s 'Umbrella' was everywhere, including the sound system at the restaurant. The other staff members told me she loved to come in there whenever she was in Chicago. A couple of weeks later, I walked in at 4:30 for my dinner shift and there she was. She couldn’t have been nicer or more gorgeous. She took a photo with me and signed a stack of napkins for those who wanted them. #bestshiftever" —matthewf460296b89

    7. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen at the vet

    "John Legend and Chrissy Teigen were my clients when I worked in an animal hospital as a vet tech in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. They’re so down to earth and chill and Pippa and Puddy were the cutest dogs! Once I had to call Chrissy regarding something with her dogs and I was freaking out about what to say if she answered. She didn’t though and I left her a message. So yeah, my voice was in Chrissy's voicemail!" —stephaniedef

    8. Mel Gibson at a random wedding

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    "I was getting some pictures taken right before my wedding and in the middle of the photo shoot Mel Gibson walked by, complimented my dress, and asked me to ditch my fiancé and go with him. He also photobombed me and my mom!" giulianav3

    9. Will Smith at the airport

    "I met Will Smith at the Delhi airport. He was in a special customs line that was moving way quicker than the one that we mere mortals were in, so I didn’t think I was going to catch up with him. Our line ended up moving super quickly, so I went up to him and said, 'Hi, Mr. Smith, what are you doing in India?' Despite this being likely the dorkiest thing he had ever heard, he said, 'You know, just chillin.'" —hendrix822

    10. Fabio in a supermarket

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    "Ran into Fabio coming out of a bathroom at an organic market in Seattle. Of course I made him hold my baby for a photo op." —kristib4059a075e

    11. Shia LaBeouf in a yoga class

    "I took a yoga class with Shia LaBeouf. He was in Austin for SXSW and we practiced next to each other. Two days later he got arrested for public intoxication in our bar district." —erinl28

    12. Fergie at 7-Eleven

    "I met Fergie in a 7-Eleven… She got me a Slurpee!" —turtlefrog12

    13. Andre 3000 at the orthodontist's office

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    "I was there to get my braces off. The assistants talked about him the whole time they had their hands in my mouth. When they were done taking my braces off I went to the front desk to do some paperwork. He was there to get his son braces. He was very pleasant and was glad to take pictures with anyone who wanted to. I walked out of there with a better smile and a story about I met Andre 3000 at my orthodontics clinic." —k46f503b4f

    14. Tyra Banks at an amusement park

    "I met Tyra Banks in line at an amusement park. Everyone kept coming up to her asking her if she was Tyra Banks. I kept quiet and pretended I didn’t notice who she was. In line, me and Tyra talked about the other rides and she even said she liked my glitter makeup and that I was pretty. As a chubby teen that always stuck with me." —lucindahaas

    15. Paul Rudd on a historical tour

    "When I was six I went to the Vanderbilt mansion with my family. Paul Rudd happened to be in the same tour. It was just us and Paul Rudd. To be polite, my parents pretended we didn’t know who he was. We stood next to Paul Rudd and looked at antique toilets for a few hours." —tem1163

    16. Janice Dickinson at Target

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    "I once met Janice Dickinson at a Target in Somerville, Massachusetts. I actually heard her before I saw her and sort of followed her through the women’s department so I could confirm that it was her. I stopped her and we chatted and she posed for a couple pictures. She was so sweet and warm. A tour de force of energy and opinion. She picked out a couple shirts for me and told me I should buy them (they were snap-front flannels) but I didn’t like the color of them so I passed. I told her I would buy them though. So I guess don’t tell her?" —ncammorata

    17. Robin Williams while snowboarding

    "I was putting my snowboard boots and Robin Williams sat next to me putting his on too. I was 14 at the time and only knew him as Mrs. Doubtfire. I whispered to my mum, 'Mum, it’s Mrs. Doubtfire.' He started laughing and talking to me in Mrs. Doubtfire’s voice and quoting from the movie and then doing voices and quotes from his other movies. It was such a surreal moment and he was a super nice guy." —bm22

    18. Amy Schumer during an engagement photo shoot

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    "Our engagement photos in Central Park on an oddly warm day in February 2016. Amy Schumer walked by with her boyfriend Ben and asked if we were doing an engagement shoot and if she could join! We ironically saw Trainwreck the day we got engaged, so this is a sweet memory." —swalijeski

    19. Chris Kirkpatrick at Subway

    "Chris Kirkpatrick was in front of me at Subway in Orlando. He ended up ordering the same thing I did. As he was checking out I said, 'Hey Chris, you ordered the same thing as me. Guess we're N'Sync with each other.' He didn't find it as funny as the Subway worker and I did." —Lee Daintry on Facebook

    20. Keith Urban at the movie theater

    "I was in line at a movie theater waiting to buy popcorn and Keith Urban was behind me. He was so incredibly nice about taking a picture with me." —shandialisa

    21. Tom Cruise cutting everyone in line

    "I was waiting in line for a roller coaster with my dad in Vegas and we were up next when this private party came out from the other side. People started cheering and screaming, but I was just pissed that they cut in line. Turns out it was Tom Cruise. Tom Cruise laughed at me when he overheard me asking my dad 'Who the heck is Tom Cruise and why is he so important?!' (I was ten at the time)." —k45b7dd755

    22. Harrison Ford on a random mountain in Idaho

    "My family is from Idaho, where there are a lot of skiing and hiking spots in the mountains. My grandpa was hiking one day in an area that wasn’t very popular with tourists and ran across Harrison Ford going the opposite direction down the hiking path. He used to tell the story saying he only saw one person that day and it was Harrison Ford. He greeted him, said hi, shook his hand, had a short conversation, and went on his way. I always thought it was so random and funny that he just happened to stumble across Harrison Ford while hiking in the mountains of Idaho of all places." —abigailmarie

    23. Louis Tomlinson at a froyo shop

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    "I met Louis Tomlinson while he was in an alley smoking. He ended up burning a fan who got to close with his cigarette. My friend followed him to a frozen yogurt shop and got this sick photo of me sobbing with him." —graceodonn

    24. Michael Keaton at some old lady's house

    "When I was a baby, my mom was a home health care nurse. One day, the babysitter bailed and she had to take me with her to this little old lady’s house. While I was at the little old lady's house, Michael Keaton walked in. Apparently the little old lady had been his neighbor growing up and he wanted to stop and say hi. Well, he saw me, picked me up, I smiled at him, and then peed all over him. He laughed it off and was really nice about it. Now I can say I peed on Batman." —scaseber24

    25. Terry Crews at Costco

    "I met Terry Crews at a Costco once. He was holding some sausages and seemed a bit lost." —gonzalezt430

    26. Selena Gomez at Walgreens

    "I met Selena Gomez at a Walgreens buying tampons while she was filming for Spring Breakers." —jessicaant51

    27. Jon Bon Jovi at Home Depot on Christmas Eve

    "When I was a senior in high school, my mom sent me out searching for a wreath on Christmas Eve at Home Depot. I waited to check out behind a guy buying a power saw, which I thought was a little weird. I got called to the other line as he lifted his shades to sign for his purchase. Then I saw it was Jon Bon Jovi. I tried not to stare as I went to the other register. I ran out to my car like the awkward teenager that I was, and turned it on to warm it up. My stereo started blasting a Bon Jovi mix CD already sitting in my CD player (hi, I’m a Jersey girl). I scraped some frost off my window, and he got into the car next to me. He winked at me and said Merry Christmas before getting into the car. That was the best Christmas Eve ever… but I still want to know why he needed a power saw on Christmas Eve." —kailynna

    28. George Takei at a Chinese restaurant

    "In 1996 when I was 13, I met George Takei at a Chinese restaurant. My friends and I were alone celebrating our 8th grade graduation (parents were around the corner at another restaurant) and none of us could remember his name, only 'Captain Sulu.' When he stood up, he smoothed his suit and said, 'I feel energized' while smiling at me. I had no words, just a big goofy smile." —hintofsuspense

    29. John Green at a small bakery in Michigan

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    "I got a summer job working in a small bakery in Union Pier, Michigan (which is the smallest town on the face of this earth), when all of a sudden, my favorite author in the world John Green walks in. Needless to say, I freaked out and couldn’t stop saying, ‘Oh my gosh, it's John Green.'" —tessf20

    30. Spike Lee on the street

    "A few years ago I was walking through Midtown Manhattan and slammed into a short-ish man. The first thing I see is his shirt, which is of an enormous picture of Spike Lee. I look up to see who is wearing this special shirt, and of course, it's Spike Lee himself. He laughed at my confusion and kept walking." —Amanda Anderson on Facebook

    31. Ryan Gosling at the grocery store

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    "I met Ryan Gosling at Ralphs in downtown LA. He was buying flowers for someone. I told him how I loved him and asked if I could take a pic with him. My hands were shaking so bad at least only my face came blurry and not his! —anastasias6

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