Husband spots himself in his wife's pre-school class photo

Now here's one for all you non-believers of fate and destiny and all that. If you roll your eyes at your friends who say things like "it's meant to be" or "thanks to the universe", then prepare to have your socks knocked off, because this story's a cracker.

Evan Ayers and Brytin Waterlyn got married almost exactly a year ago, but before then, had an unusual moment after coming across some old things when looking for their rice cooker. Out of the stuff they were rummaging through, Evan pulled an old photo of his girlfriend of her and her pre-school class.

“While searching for a rice cooker my GF and I came upon this picture from her preschool," he wrote on Imgur, where he posted the picture. "I started busting out laughing because I recognized her instantly. Some say she wasn’t quite human.”

Evan Ayers and Brytin Waterlyn Husband Wife’s Preschool Pic Sees Familiar Face Credit: Imgur

Brytin is the little girl in the yellow shirt. No, not the sassy-looking one with her legs crossed like some kind of high-powered law firm exec, but the other one, sitting in the red chair. “My girlfriend is an Imp creature,” Evan wrote as the caption on imgur. Okay, yes, she looks a bit too small and has a bit of a Gremlin-esque expression, but she's also hella cute.

However, Evan cut his laughter short after coming across someone else in the picture that nearly knocked him off his feet.

“Then I realized something very odd about the picture,” he wrote. “Something was a little too familiar. HOLY CRAP THAT WAS ME!”

Yep, he's the kid that's sitting right next to her. Well howdy do – it looks like the universe was very much in their favour. Despite the fact the two lived quite far away from each other as kids, Brytin figured out that they had somehow gone to the same preschool.

Evan Ayers and Brytin Waterlyn Husband Wife’s Preschool Pic Sees Familiar Face Credit: Imgur

“We group up a long ways away from each other, a few cities apart at least but it turned out that we somehow had gone to the same preschool,” he said.

Weirded out by the whole thing, he decided to call his mom to help figure out what the hell was going on.

“I freaked out and called my mom ( what else would you do in a situation like that) and sure enough she confirmed that it was me,” he wrote. “We had both attended this same preschool when we were like 3-years-old. Mildly interesting to say the least.”

The two married less than two years after the revelation was made, and if that isn't fate, then I don't know what is. This is them now, 16 years after the pre-school picture was taken:

Evan Ayers and Brytin Waterlyn Husband Wife’s Preschool Pic Sees Familiar Face Credit: Imgur

The picture received a lot of attention online, with lots of Imgur users posting comments about the coincidence.

“People say it’s a small world, and normally I don’t believe it; in this case, I’ll make an exception – that’s crazy awesome stuff, OP,” one Imgur wrote.

“I love stories about weird coincidences like this. Y'all are cute," said another.

"You realise you now have to find the rest of your preschool mates and do a reenactment picture thing," wrote someone else. YES. I'll be here for it.

While one person was just desperate to know: "Did you find the rice cooker?"

Naw, I think it's just adorable. If this is your kind of thing, make sure to read all these real-life "meet cutes" of people meeting the loves of their lives in totally romantic, "this-should-be-a-chick-flick" scenarios.