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15 Animals Who Went Full “Glitch In The Matrix” With Zero Warning

a two-photo collage. on the left, there are 5 identical golden retrievers. on the right, two identical black cats.

Have you ever seen something so oddly coincidental you did your best Keanu Reeves impression and said, “Whoa?”

If so, you’ve probably wandered into a situation on the internet known as a “glitch in the Matrix.” Based on the popular sci-fi movies, the idea is that we’re all living in a simulation, and sometimes there’s a digital glitch that causes repeat patterns. There are plenty of examples of glitches in the Matrix online, but our favorites often involve animals… of course.

1. These folks were out walking their dogs when suddenly… two identical dogs appeared. No word on whether their humans were also similar.

2. A bird under a car is no big deal, but two identical birds under two identical cars? A bit weirder.

3. Their synchronized dance routine is coming along great!

4. Someone in Taiwan noticed two night herons sitting next to two kingfishers and thought it looked like someone copied and pasted them there.

5. Two stingrays breaching the water at the exact same time? That doesn’t happen every day!

6. Higgins and Benson are brothers, but they sure look like the same cat pasted twice.

7. “A few weeks ago I adopted a puppy (right) and today a new dog appeared in front of the door and he looks like he is the same dog from the future and he is trying to warn himself about something.”

8. Weirder still, they assume this position at the same time every single day.

9. “I am a work of art. ME!”

10. It’s never a good sign when the birds start organizing.

11. Some people never get to meet their doppelganger, but this cat’s doppelganger lives right upstairs.

12. Copy, paste. We’re done!

13. Imagine you’re just shopping with your one-eyed dog, when suddenly… doppelganger!

identical but unrelated dogs meet in a store. Both are missing an eye.

14. This is what we call a BIG family reunion!

15. The happiest glitch the Matrix has ever seen.

Okay, we’re convinced! The Matrix is real, and it’s just a matter of time before we all run into our own doppelgangers. The end.

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