The pair were reunited in under 12 hours
Brianna and Heidi met as little kids on vacation in Honolulu in 2006, and as kids do, became instant best friends. But like many vacation buddies, they both went home and never heard from each other again. That is, until Twitter reunited them.
Warning: this story will warm the cockles of your cold, dead heart.
“Hey twitter, I met this girl on a dinner cruise in Hawaii in 2006,” Brianna Cry wrote on Twitter. “We were basically bestfriends for that night so I need y’all to help me find my bestfriend cause I miss her and I need to see how she’s doing now. Please retweet this so we can be reunited.”
The adorable duo, Brianna on the right and Heidi on the left, looked suitably Hawaiian with Brianna in her lei and Heidi sporting a flowered dress, both smiling from ear to ear. It’s impossible to look at this picture and not want to help them reunite.
Which is why, less than 12 hours later, Twitter delivered.
To which Cry replied:
And all was right in the world.
Of course, after the Twitterverse made the connection happen, they needed to bask in the happiness they’d just created:
Then, there’s this person who said what we’re all thinking:
Cry, a 19-year-old college student from Jackson, Mississippi, told BuzzFeed News: “I don’t think there were many kids our age on this particular dinner cruise, so I guess we just found each other and stuck together the whole time. The other night I was going through old scrapbooks and watching vacation videos and I saw her. So I was like: Wow, let’s see if Twitter can find her for me…”
And they did. Because sometimes the universe (and social media, of course) just works.
This is the epitome of childhood. Being able to strike up a conversation with a complete stranger and be besties by the time the night is through. It’s the purest form of friendship — just two people enjoying the other’s company. And being on vacation far away from your other friends and family makes it even more perfect.
What’s on everyone’s mind now is, “when will these two long lost BFF’s meet?” It may be a while, unfortunately. Cry tells Scary Mommy, “We actually really want to meet with each other again. However, I attend college in Virginia and she attends in California so the reunion might take awhile.”
For her part, Heidi agrees:
But they must. They must make this happen. Everyone’s happiness depends on it.