Snape has been spotted! He's not just alive, but seems to have a new day job, too.
American Airlines recently shared a picture on its Facebook page of a Severus Snape lookalike manning a gate at New York's LaGuardia Airport. The post went viral with more than more than 9,000 likes -- probably because it's surprising to see a wizard from "Harry Potter" working for common Muggles.
"Severus Snape will assist you in the boarding process for Flight Nine and Three Quarters from LaGuardia to Hogwarts," the post read. We’ll be boarding by Sorting House and are expecting a full flight today."
"Snape" has been identified as gate agent David Dolci, and it turns out he's a veteran of social media fame. Dolci reportedly first got Internet attention back in 2012, when a photo of him was shared on Imgur and racked up more than 300,000 views. Since then other travelers have caught on to the airline worker's resemblance to the fictional character portrayed by actor Alan Rickman.
Snape doppelgänger David Dolci on the left, with the wizard played by Alan Rickman on the right.
Now we just want to see Dumbledore in the pilot's seat.