Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar was left stunned during a recent Grand Theft Auto V roleplaying stream as The Walking Dead’s Chandler Riggs walked into the same clothing store.
Most prominently known for his time portraying Carl Grimes in AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead, 20-year-old actor Chandler Riggs has grown quite the following on Twitch as well, often live streaming new releases and old favorites.
Jumping back into character while roleplaying in GTA Online is nothing new for the popular star, but in a March 26 session, Riggs unknowingly walked into the same clothing store as one of his all-time favorite streamers, Summit1g.
Walking through the streets of Los Santos, Summit stopped into a local store for a few minutes to check out some new clothes. During his visit, a character dressed exactly like Carl Grimes appeared behind him. From his pants to his father’s hat and even an eyepatch, the resemblance was uncanny.
“What’s your first name?” Summit asked. “The name’s Carl,” the other responded, sounding just like the actor that portrayed him. Accurate enough that it drew a laugh from the streamer, who seemed convinced it was just a good impression.
After a short conversation, the character headed out again. “Someone’s gotta send that to him,” Summit joked, before being told by viewers in his chat, that the player was, in fact, none other than Riggs himself.
Summit lost his mind, putting his heads in his hands and laughing at his missed opportunity to actually talk to the Walking Dead television star. “That’s not actually him, is it? That’s f***ing him? You gotta be f***ing kidding me dude," he laughed.
Meanwhile, on Riggs’ own Twitch stream shortly after, he too was stunned to learn that he crossed paths with one of his favorite personalities on the platform.
“That’s hilarious. I’m lowkey freaking out. I’ve been such a Summit fanboy for f***ing ages, he expressed while watching the clip back.
“When I was in Canada filming, after work I would just come home and watch him play NoPixel [the most popular RP server]," the actor said. He added he “probably wouldn’t have joined the server if [he] wasn’t introduced to it through Summit.”
A memorable moment for both Summit and Riggs, they were clearly left stunned by the random encounter while casually roleplaying on the popular GTA server.
While the two happened upon each other in GTA by complete chance, given that they’re both fans of one another, perhaps they’ll link up in the future for some more RP antics -- maybe they'll have a longer conversation next time too.