Published Apr 29, 2016Earlier this week, a New York man named Mario Licato was violently assaulted for the mere fact that he looks like Shia LaBeouf. If there's one person who cares about people who look like Shia LaBeouf, however, it's Shia LaBeouf. And LaBeouf is back, baby.
The actor-turned-performance artist reached out to his doppelgänger to offer some sweet condolences. He left a comment on Licato's Instagram telling him to "feel better G" and urged Licato to check his voicemail.
As it turns out, LaBeouf left Licato a lengthy voicemail urging the victim to call him back so they can at least have a laugh over the kerfuffle.
Here's how Licato recounted the interaction to Gothamist:
It was a pretty long voicemail. He was like, "Hey, this is Shia LaBeouf … I just read an article that you were punched in the face because you look like me?" And he was like, "Aw, man. That sucks. I'm so sorry. But I get it. It's happened to me before." And then he was like, "I don't know. I wish I was in New York. I'd come bring you soup." He was just like, "This sucks. I don't even know what to say. I'm sorry. People are just crazy. Just because you look like me?"
I was obviously laughing the whole time. And then he was like, "Here's my phone number. Don't give it to anybody. Please, please, call me back. Call me back if you want to. We could chat. Let's giggle over this. Maybe there's a silver lining in all this. But call me back." And then he was like, "And once again, this is Shia LaBeouf, the guy you got hit for looking like. And yeah, man, I'm sorry. I'm just really sorry." And he was like "Keep your head up, G." And that was it.
It goes without saying that we're dying to find out what happens next in the ongoing saga of Shia LaBeouf and his lookalike.