Teen nabs selfie with Buffett and McCartney
NEW YORK — Forget Ellen’s epic Oscar selfie: A teen in the Heartland snapped the latest buzzworthy celeb selfie.
On Sunday night, Twitter user @WHITE_estkid, aka Tom White, posted a pic of himself on an Omaha, Neb., sidewalk — standing in front of Warren Buffett and Paul McCartney sitting casually on a bench in the background.
“Chillin with my homies” said the tweet that linked to a copy of the image on Instagram.
White, who has been “Making the world a better place since 1997,” according to his Instagram account’s bio, is giving a big toothy grin and a thumbs-up in the picture, while the Berkshire Hathaway CEO and Sir Paul sit casually on a bench in the background.
White has not responded to efforts to reach him. Of course, there’s always the possibility that @WHITE_estkid is just really good with photoshop, but there’s plenty of evidence that the pair had in fact been socializing that evening.
Earlier in the evening, the billionaire and the Cute Beatle had dinner at Avoli Osteria, an Italian restaurant in the Dundee neighborhood of Omaha, according to Omaha.com.
Next, the two headed to eCreamery, a local ice cream shop, according to co-owner Becky App.
“Warren comes in here quite a bit, but he’s never brought Sir Paul as a guest before, so it was pretty exciting,” App said.
Tom Becka, a local radio host, also grabbed a blurry pic of McCartney in town on Sunday. But Becka, 58, says he wished he’d jumped in like White.
“It kills me that I didn’t think of that,” Becka said. “Different generation: The selfie didn’t occur to me.”
McCartney will be playing in Lincoln, Neb., on Monday night, according to his website.