Animals that look like celebrities aren't a new phenomenon—they've been part of meme culture since before meme culture was really a thing, but they always manage to make a big splash when someone finds a new one.
Twitter user @nevona recently shared a photo of a dog who bears a striking resemblance to actor Richard Gere, and Twitter users loved it.
Gere, who is well known for his roles in An Officer And A Gentleman and Pretty Woman, has been acting since the 1970s.
You can see the photo of the dog below:
why does this dog look like richard gere https://t.co/XLylaBofPQ— nevona (@nevona)1563927042.0
@nevona @darth The resemblance is uncanny— Alexandra Halaby (@Alexandra Halaby)1563930642.0
Several people posted comparisons, trying to find the perfect shot of Gere.
@nevona Pretty close #RichardGere and the #Dog https://t.co/9GXV85gWZF— Cuiet(4.26) Matte.L (@Cuiet(4.26) Matte.L)1564020073.0
@nevona @Rschooley https://t.co/nbEVk7sf5W— omnithrope (@omnithrope)1563929954.0
@sublime2166 @omnithrope @nevona @Rschooley https://t.co/G0ZXst5bTv— パン (@パン)1564002350.0
Users also shared photos of other celebrity lookalikes.
@nevona Same reason my cat looks like Claure Danes. Witchcraft. https://t.co/uXRsol8wiM— JBLIPPMAN (@JBLIPPMAN)1563941921.0
@nevona @tetines90 I dunno https://t.co/1p9Lo1LPyC— mass ave curmudgeon (@mass ave curmudgeon)1563943284.0
@nevona @benshapiro Have you ever seen Ron Pearlcat? https://t.co/EOBZpAG9XZ— Timothy Hubbard (@Timothy Hubbard)1563931883.0
@TH4UA @nevona @benshapiro Don't forget Catam Driver https://t.co/o30wcLug3k— MartinAmerica (@MartinAmerica)1563970569.0
@nevona Why does my cat look like Steve Buscemi https://t.co/4qJsGwVp7v— Jen Chavez (@Jen Chavez)1563937864.0
@nevona Let's not forget John Travolta dog! https://t.co/n9Ixc51G5w— Decky (@Decky)1563956239.0
One user even has a dog that looks like a more recent version of Gere.
@nevona My dog looks like richard gere https://t.co/sRAEe0vKiO— gabi sobral (@gabi sobral)1563995987.0
The jokes were, of course, plentiful.
@nevona @HayleyByrnes Now starring in “Pretty WOOFman.” Ok, I’ll see myself out now...— Excitable Ute (@Excitable Ute)1563940261.0
@nevona He was great in the movie "An Officer and a Good Boy".— PCR RitesGood (@PCR RitesGood)1563931577.0
Celebrity animal lookalikes never fail to catch the internet's collective attention. People love to see their favorite celebrities in the faces of their beloved animal companions, and they love to share it with everyone else.
Any excuse too look at photos of cute animals is a good excuse.