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Shocked woman spots iconic music legend in her holiday snap

Shocked woman spots iconic music legend in her holiday snap

After returning home from her holiday, one woman has discovered an "incredible" guest star featured in one of her photos.

TikTok user Mae Archie shared an image from a photo she took in New York after visiting an exhibition about The Beatles.

The photo shows Archie casually crossing the street on a zebra crossing - similar to the one on The Beatles "Abbey Road" album cover - while a passerby walks towards the opposite direction.

Archie realised later that the man walking alongside her wasn't a stranger after all, instead it was The Beatles band member Sir Paul McCartney.

Archie's video, documenting the trip has be watched over 50,000 times.

In her video caption she wrote: "Taking pictures in NYC and realising when I got home, THE Paul McCartney photobombed me."

Archie explained in the comments of her post: "Story time: So I just left the MET to see the 'Play it Loud' exhibit and was legit looking at the Beatles set and everything because I love music.

"And I wanted to take a cute photo so I took it on the cross walk but I was facing my mum so I never actually saw Paul until I turned around."

Archie says she "made eye contact" with McCartney and "stood there for a few seconds" during the star-struck moment.

"He could tell I was trying to figure out why he looked so familiar," she adds.

As soon as she realised, the musician simply winked at Archie and walked away.

"He knew I knew," she said.

Perhaps McCartney was saying "goodbye" when Archie was saying "hello".

Archie ended her story, saying the "moral of the story" was that she "was dumbstruck and Sir Paul spawns at sidewalks."

Viewers were gob-smacked by the celebrity encounter, with many marveling at the poetic justice of the moment.

"Out of all the spots to photobomb, just like the Abbey Road cover," wrote one user.

Another said: "It would be the most incredible story. I would tell it to everyone I know."

While a third exclaimed: "The Paul McCartney and you just walked right by him?"

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