Irish Twitter was quick to observe that the actor, who played Italian ladies’ man Joey Tribbiani on the sitcom, possessed certain Gaelic grandad, or “Da,” characteristics, including his biting wisecracks, Sunday roasts and frequent pints at the local pub.
Meanwhile, a very “Irish uncle-esque” pic of the 53-year-old “Joey” starr sitting with his arms folded on a couch, wearing a striped short-sleeved shirt has taken social media by storm. Journalist Philip O’Connor tweeted that he hoped that Matt LeBlanc “sees the love on Irish Twitter for him these last 24 hours.”
“The rest of the world should know that for the last 24 hours Irish Twitter has become OBSESSED with how much Matt Le Blanc looks like everyone’s uncle/cousin,” he wrote in the caption about the Emmy nominee.. “Read this thread to get the full sense of it. Or don’t; because you won’t understand half of it.”