Kelly Clarkson arrives at the 75th Annual Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. 

Kelly Clarkson arrives at the 75th Annual Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. 

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When you're a big enough star to be presenting an award at the Golden Globes, you're probably used to being surrounded by famous people, right? Surely the red carpet is just another day at the office -- a moment around the water cooler.

That's clearly not the case, judging by Kelly Clarkson's reaction to meeting Meryl Streep for the first time.

The Texas singer was walking down a flight of stairs with Ryan Seacrest when she suddenly turned and shouted, "Oh my God!"

Seacrest, worried that she had just tripped, asked, "What happened?"

Clarkson, still looking away, said in awe, "Oh my God, that's Meryl. That's Meryl. That's Meryl Streep."

Then she gathered her courage and asked Streep, "Can I meet you? ... I've loved you since I was eight."

Later in the night, Clarkson presented the Golden Globe for "Best Original Song" alongside Keith Urban. The two singers harmonized part of their presentation on-stage, perhaps elevated by the energy Clarkson was still feeling after meeting one of her idols.

She wasn't the only one excited to meet a fellow celebrity, though. Actor Steve Carell, flashing back to one of his more memorable lines in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, "finally" got a chance to take a selfie with Clarkson.

Superstars: They really are just like us sometimes.

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