Man spots himself in the background of his fiancé’s childhood holiday photo

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An engaged couple have discovered that they came extraordinarily close to meeting as children while on holiday.

Many couples will have wondered if their paths ever crossed before they met. But being on a childhood holiday in exactly the same place, at exactly the same time, takes things to an even weirder level, as one London-based couple discovered.

Verona Koliqi was showing her fiancé Mirand a childhood family photo taken at the beach in Montenegro when he happened to recognise his younger self lounging on an inflatable lilo in the background.

After chatting to their families, they connected the dots and realised that they had holidayed in exactly the same place 10 years before they got engaged. Verona posted the original photo on Instagram, along with the caption: “One day I was looking at this old beach photo that was taken 10 years ago and showed my fiance (now) the photo so we can have a laugh and run down memory lane, @mirandbuzaku being the type to look behind the photo he noticed the kid in the back had the same shirt, shorts and floaty as him, we analyzed further and confirmed with family members that its [sic] him photobombing my family photo”.

The couple actually met years later in Kosovo in 2016 and Mirand proposed a year later.

Verona’s Instagram post has since been ‘liked’ 31,356 times, proof that people really cannot get enough of a classic ‘meant to be’ story.

Image: Paul Garcia/Instagram