| Last updated
Arnold Schwarzenegger is a LAD. There's no denying that.
It seems that these days, all he cares about is having a bit of fun and interacting with his fans.
He loves getting up close and personal, and proved it by him photobombing a load of Thai tourists in Paris.
Credit: Instagram/Arnold Schwarzenegger
Wearing camouflage, it's understandable that the holidaymakers didn't see the action hero coming, and it wasn't until a tour guide shouted his name that they realised who it was, BBC News reports.
A user on the Thai forum site, Pantip, uploaded the picture he snapped as The Terminator stopped his bike, saying they thought he was just a random person being rude.
They then added: "I thought to myself, 'Hey, what a badass'."
The Austrian had been riding his bike all around the city, stopping off at Notre Dame, Les Invalides and posing with police officers.
"Fantastic bike ride through Paris. I cannot say this enough: to truly appreciate a city, get on a bike," he wrote on Instagram.
He also added: "Thank you to the tourists at the Eiffel Tower for letting me crash your photo!"
Arnie is not one to shy away from an opportunity to interact, and this may have never been truer than when Redditor GnashBrowns received a huge amount of motivation from him in the gym.
GnashBrowns wasn't ready to go to the gym by himself due to his confidence being shot, so he had to brave doing squats and deadlifts while feeling extremely nervous.
"I warmed up with 55 then started 65 for the 5×5. Everything went pretty well until the last rep on the fourth set," he wrote. "Took a nasty spill and landed on my right knee to prevent myself from falling backwards. A couple of people laughed. That hurt more than falling down.
"I got back on the horse and finished up the last set at 60. Next exercise was deadlift. I never really got the hang of the form for a proper deadlift so I practised it while looking in the mirror.
"Started my first set at 55 but couldn't get the form down, my right knee kept buckling and gave out on the fourth rep, causing me to fall once more.
"Same people laughed and got many looks in my direction because of the loud noise. Feeling completely embarrassed at this point, I put the bar and the weights in their places, and left with my head hanging low."
But all was not lost just yet because none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger was on hand to give the LAD a much-needed confidence boost on the Reddit thread.
Arnie said: "Someone told me about this. I hope I'm not too late here, I'm traveling, but I wanted to chime in. I always say don't be afraid of failure, because how far can you really fall? You found out - to the ground. It's right there. Now you know it isn't anything that should scare you.
"You should be proud that you weren't afraid - not embarrassed that you failed. You could have made excuses not to walk into the door, but you didn't. You knew it would be hard, and it would be uncomfortable, and it might be awkward - and you did it anyway. That's courage.
"The last guy I rooted for broke a world record in the deadlift. You have more in common with him than you think.
"First, he started out lifting just the bar, too (when you look at him, he may have been three months old at that point).
"Second, imagine his courage. He walked up to that bar in front of a big audience and television cameras, knowing that not only had he never lifted that much before - NO ONE on earth had - and it was highly likely he would completely fail. You may not think about it this way, but you showed that courage, on a smaller level.
"Finally, I'm rooting for you, too. You took the first step and you fell, but at least you fell in the right direction, so get back up and take the next step. Keep moving forward.
"I'm proud of you."
What a fucking guy.
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read