Seeing a famous person in the wild can be exciting and overwhelming for some people.

Well, that's the excuse this guy is presumably using to explain his royal celebrity stuff-up.

Twitter user @HonoredSpirit took to social media on Monday to tell the story of his friend, who ran into one of his favourite actors, Matthew Broderick in a convenience store in Montauk.

The man spotted the Ferris Bueller's Day Off actor, who was in the shop grabbing groceries with a friend, and asked whether he could take a picture of the star with his daughter.


Here is the tale, in his own words.

"A few years ago a friend of mine took his family out to Montauk on vacation and had stopped at a little store to get snacks, etc, and who do they see but that Star of Stage and Screen, Matthew Broderick also in the store with a friend," he wrote. "So my friend politely asks Broderick if he will take a photo with his daughter.

"Broderick gallantly obliges, but this is a once in a lifetime photo and he wants it to be just right so he asks Broderick's friend to kind of move to the side a bit out of frame … and he moves a bit. And my friend says, 'just a little more, a little more', keeps doing the nudging motion with his hand. Lots of nudging. Okay, he won't move any farther, fine, we can crop him out ... and they take the picture and go back to the car all big grins to the rest of the family, who all shout in unison WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU??"

Turns out Broderick's friend, who was asked to move out of the picture, was none other than Jerry Seinfeld, arguably one of the most recognisable celebrities in the world.

So that poor child missed out on getting a photo with TWO seemingly unrelated celebrities, which is akin to seeing a unicorn in the wild.