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Two long-lost best friends reconnect 12 years later after an online 'search party'

Aby Rivas
Nov 26, 2018
06:07 P.M.

Twitter did “it’s thing” again, and this time, helped reunite two long-lost friends that met once 12 years ago. Now, people are rooting for a face to face encounter, and knowing the power of the internet, it might actually happen sooner than later.

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Brianna Cry, a 19-year-old from Mississippi took to Twitter on Saturday to share a photo from her childhood. In the pic, she’s wearing a lei garland and posed alongside a girl of her age who was rocking a blue floral dress.

Brianna explained that she had met the girl in 2006 on a dinner cruise in Hawaii and they had instantly clicked, becoming best friends for the night. So, hoping to find the girl and see how she was doing these days, Briana asked people to RT her tweet.

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“Hey Twitter, I met this girl on a dinner cruise in Hawaii in 2006. We were basically best friends for that night so I need y’all to help me find my best friend cause I miss her and I need to see how she’s doing now. Please retweet this so we can be reunited.”

FINDING HEIDI

Less than twelve hours later, Twitter proved its power when Heidi, the girl in the blue dress, replied to Brianna with a selfie, holding a family portrait from that dinner night to prove it was really her.

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“Heard you were looking for me~,” she wrote, instantly causing the social media users to melt down after making possible the heartwarming online reunion. “Omg my heart is so happy,” replied Brianna.

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After relinking with Brianna, Heidi, who had been off Twitter for almost a year, explained that she found out about the whole thing because some of her middle school friends had let her know about it.

"We attend college on two different sides of the country but we do plan to meet again once we get our funds together."

“Bruhhh it’s been literal years since I was last on Twitter and the first thing I see is a search party for my [expletive]” she wrote.

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Brianna, a student at Hampton University, told BuzzFeed News that she was shocked with the reaction her tweet got, earning over 119k retweets and almost 1k replies from people wanting to help her find Heidi.

“I honestly thought it would take at least a week to find her. The internet is so amazing and showed me that it really is a small world after all.”

HOPING FOR A REUNION

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And while many people who have followed the story are rooting for a face to face reunion, Heidi made clear that she doesn’t think that’s going to be possible soon. She’s currently in college studying biochemistry, so she’s not in the best financial position to make the trip and meet Brianna.

Heidi also warned people not to donate to a GoFundMe created in their names, stating that neither she or Brianna were asked permission to do such a thing.

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Knowing how this kind of stories go, people are already waiting for the reunion to happen on some TV program like "Good Morning America" or "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," meanwhile, the friends have been swapping stories of their life and catching up through DMs.

“We’ve just caught up on life and school and everything. We attend college on two different sides of the country but we do plan to meet again once we get our funds together,” stated Brianna.

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Taking advantage of the situation, other Twitter users have started to share their own ‘search parties,’ hoping Twitter can replicate what they did for Brianna and Heidi.

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