Meet Briana and Heidi.
They became friends on a cruise in 2003 but when it ended, they didn’t speak again – until now.
Over 15 years later, the pair were reunited after Briana’s twitter post looking for her old friend went viral.
In less than 24 hours, Heidi got in touch.
Both girls were on holiday with their families on the Hawaii dinner cruise in 2003.
As there weren’t many other kids on the cruise, they quickly formed a bond.
Briana, 19, tells Metro.co.uk: ‘I guess we just found each other and stuck together the whole time.’
But when the cruise came to an end, the girls said goodbye, they didn’t take eachother’s details.
‘We didn’t keep in touch at all. We didn’t exchange numbers or anything. All I had was the picture,’ Briana says.
But almost 15 years on, a night of reminicising reminded Briana of the girl she met and she decided to use social media to try to find her.
‘Last 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,’ she says.
She posted a tweet, saying, ‘Hey twitter, I met this girl on a dinner cruise in Hawaii in 2006. 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.’
Briana said she went to bed and woke up to find thousands of retweets – and luckily it worked.In just under 12 hours, the tweet reached Heidi and she posted a picture of herself now, holding a photograph of her as a child wearing the same dress as the one in the picture Briana posted.
‘I thought it would be at least a week until I found her,’ she said.
‘I was so shocked. I was in the car scrolling through twitter and I saw her response with her family photos from the Hawaii dinner cruise. We started DMing and really clicked.’
And they were particularly lucky as Heidi said she doesn’t use Twitter much but some friends had spotted it and asked if it was her.
Now the pair, who are both college students, are chatting online and hope that some day they might be able to meet up.
‘We attend college on two different sides of the county but we plan to meet again once we get our funds together,’ Briana adds.
But their touching story has inspired others to try to get in touch with the holiday friends they never saw again.
Source : https://metro.co.uk/2018/11/25/two-friends-who-met-on-holiday-as-kids-are-reunited-through-twitter-15-years-on-8175642/