We've all encountered awkward moments in our lives, but none of us have gone viral for it ... and it's because Rami Malek wasn't involved. 

This week, 19-year-old Xan Black shared a video of a pretty awkward experience with the Egyptian-American actor in the streets of New York. In it, Black can be seen approaching the Bohemian Rhapsody actor ... before asking him if he could say hi to their friends. 

His response was not exactly what Black expected. 

"Can you say hi to my friends," the fan can be heard saying in the now-viral video. 

"No ... but we can take a picture," Malek responded. 

The video has been watched over 3 million times


The video was taken before a Q&A session for Bohemian Rhapsody - a Freddie Mercury biopic featuring Malek as the lead star - at Florence Gould Hall in New York City.

Black didn't take offense to Malek's response. On the contrary, they knew he was in a rush to get to his destination. 

"I knew he was in a rush. He arrived at 9, the Q&A was at 9:15. And I don't know, it just felt kind of startling because I didn't expect that response for videos. And he's not obligated to do what I expect him to," Black told The Cut.

Black is one of Malek's biggest fans ... considering they're a film major. 

"I'm a very, very big fan of him. It started with Night at the Museum, and then Short Term 12 and Mr. Robot. He's just such a good actor, and I myself want to get into film," Black added.

Malek actually found the video funny

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Malek recounted how he got to stumble upon the video. It was his publicist who cautiously approached him before he went live on American talkshow "The View."

“She [his publicist] was really funny about it. She said, ‘There’s something I should make you aware of that’s getting a little bit of attention on the Internet.’ Once someone says something like that to me, it is of course a moment of, ‘What did I do?!’” Malek told Vanity Fair. 

"I finally brought myself to watch it," he said as he was relieved to discover the content of the video. "I thought, 'Oh, that's not that bad. I don't find myself offensive.'"

He then played with the possibility of discussing the video on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as he found it "so funny."

Naturally, Rami Malek's response in the video gave birth to a flood of jokes

People hilariously imagined scenarios

More than one actually

Countless memes were brought forth

Plot twist?!

But ... what if he finds out "his entire career is just videos of him called movies"??

Anything "video" related is now automatically linked to Malek