We’ve all heard a Bill Murray story in our time. Perhaps he hugged a friend of a friend of a friend and quietly whispered, “No one will believe this ever happened.” Or maybe he was spotted washing dishes at a random house party in Brooklyn. And as unlikely as it may seem, Chrissy Teigen just shared her own Bill Murray encounter, and it’s as delightfully weird as we could have hoped.
For some backstory, The New Yorker recently released a video of people sharing their stories of Bill Murray unexpectedly appearing in a Murray-sighting support group (and while yes, it’s very funny, the stories are all from real people). Teigen saw the article, and linked to it on Twitter with the following comment:
Okay, just for clarification:
If this is, in fact, true, then it’s probably one of the funniest things we’ve ever heard, and convinced us that our culture’s strange obsession with Bill Murray is entirely valid. Sending a pretty lady a half-eaten plate of food is weird, absurd, and totally pokes fun at a ridiculously tired cliché (aka, “The gentleman at the bar sends his regards, ” waiter hands girl martini from dude she doesn’t know and probably doesn’t care to).
Perhaps one of the most intriguing things about most Murray sightings is that usually, there’s always the chance that the tale-teller could have been mistaken. Was it Bill Murray, or was it just someone who looked like Bill Murray?
Most of us will never know, and that’s what makes these modern-day legends so very powerful (and straight up hilarious).