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This lad discovered his name doppelganger on Facebook, and decided to spend NYE with him

And they say you shouldn’t talk to strangers…

WHO SAID THE internet wasn’t a beautiful place?

A few weeks ago, a young man named Samuel Mitchell added another young man named Sam Mitchell on Facebook for no reason other than the fact that they shared the same name.


The two Sams got talking and a friendship quickly blossomed.

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Soon they added each other to their respective profilers

It was true love.

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And it was decided that they simply must spend New Year’s Eve together.

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Sam soon booked a cheap trip from Melbourne to Tansania, because YOLO

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But it turns out that neither Sam had anything to worry about.

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They spent a magical day together…

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Day turned into night…

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And they shifted at midnight!


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They spent a romantic days seeing the sights in Tansania together…

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Before Sam sadly had to depart.

The boys shared photos from their adventure on Imgur and described it as a “weird and wonderful weekend with strangers”.

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Here’s to contacting your name doppelgangers, eh?

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