Can you imagine if you were at your local Target, just minding your own business and picking up some household essentials, when you suddenly spot Beyoncé? With daughter Blue Ivy in tow? And her mom, Tina Knowles? Well, that’s exactly what happened to some lucky shoppers at a Target in San Clemente, Calif. on Dec. 7.
Queen Bey was just casually shopping, donning sunglasses, but otherwise making no attempt to conceal her identity. Although the shoppers in the store seemed to have kept their cool, when the internet got a hold of the sighting, it was quite a different story.
It all started when Twitter user Taylor posted some candid photos of the star walking the aisles of the big box store, writing, “It’s not everyday that you see @Beyonce at Target.”
Taylor’s tweet quickly caught the attention of Twitter, and has now been re-tweeted nearly 3,000 times.
People on Twitter had absolutely no chill when it came to expressing how they would react in the presence of entertainment royalty on the level of Beyoncé.
Like this user who declared you would have found him passed out if he spotted the songstress:
— Pierre-Antoine Louis (@DebonairPierre) December 7, 2017
Or this person who was delighted to see Beyoncé pushing Blue around in one of those red carts like a regular mom:
— drake (@beygency) December 7, 2017
This woman knows she would not have remained calm in the pop star’s presence:
Beyonce was casually in Target. GIRLLLL I woulda lost it pic.twitter.com/c5IXE1tP1M
— The Megan (@MegYuup) December 7, 2017
This comedian surmises that Bey’s overspending habits at Target are a probably a little different than your average shopper’s:
It is fun to think about what brought the Carter-Knowles family to Target, since they usually roll like this (Jay seems to be chilling on a private jet in this shot, though we can’t be 100 percent sure).
Could she have been buying presents for Jay and her twins? Or maybe she was just picking up paper towels and milk? Maybe she wanted to hit up an in-store Starbucks for a Christmas tree Frappuccino?
The world may never know, but one thing’s for certain: when Beyoncé goes to Target, people take notice.