Lengthy-Misplaced Greatest Pals Reunite on “The Ellen Show” After a Viral Tweet


After Twitter helped two long-lost greatest buddies reunite in what might need been the purest moment on the web this 12 months, there was only one query remaining: When would Brianna Cry and Heidi Tran get collectively in individual? Fortunately, Ellen DeGeneres stepped in to work her magic, and the candy story of the once-upon-a-time trip besties simply acquired even sweeter.

Brianna and Heidi appeared on the December 10th episode of The Ellen Present, the place Ellen made their desires come true. “We had a great time for this one night,” Brianna instructed Ellen of their likelihood assembly upon a dinner cruise in Hawaii after they had been kids. “I posted on Twitter, and I said, ‘Guys, please retweet this, help me find her so I can see what she’s doing now and what’s going on.’”

As Brianna instructed Ellen, it solely took 11 hours for her now-viral tweet to achieve Heidi. “When she commented, I was like ‘This isn’t her,’” the 19-year-old remembered, expressing her shock when she realized that it was, in truth, the lady she met on that fated ship so a few years in the past. “Oh my goodness, y’all found her,” Brianna exclaimed.

Sadly, Brianna and Heidi didn’t suppose they’d get an opportunity to reconnect nose to nose; as they instructed Teen Vogue earlier this 12 months, they attend college on reverse sides of the nation. Which is why after they did see each other — on the Ellen stage no much less — the second was the proper mixture of dramatic and cute. Along with recounting the notorious Twitter search, Heidi and Brianna took an official reunion image so as to add to their scrapbooks. Take a look at the lovable video beneath — after which seek the advice of your individual household photograph albums to see what long-lost BFFs you might need left behind up to now.

In case you’ve ever questioned what occurred to a long-lost childhood best friend, know this: The Web simply may have the option that will help you discover them. Don’t consider me? This pure story is all of the proof you want.

When 19-year-old Brianna Cry was searching previous household scrapbooks over Thanksgiving break, she got here throughout a photograph of a friend she’d met on a dinner cruise as a child. Whereas staring on the image, she started to marvel what ever occurred to the brand new buddy she’d made that evening in Hawaii over a decade in the past — and so she determined to show to the Web for assist.

“I assumed, Let’s see if Twitter can discover her for me,” Brianna instructed Teen Vogue, recalling that she was simply seven years previous when she met her buddy on trip. “I don’t think there were many kids our age on this particular dinner cruise, so we found each other and stuck together the whole time.”

With out getting her hopes up an excessive amount of, Brianna shared the previous photograph in query, writing: “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.”

Little did the 19-year-old know that the tweet would quickly go viral; when this story was revealed, the tweet had racked up over 99,000 retweets and greater than 211,000 likes. “I was shocked,” Brianna stated of the Web’s useful nature.

With so many individuals leaping in to assist Brianna in her search, it was solely a matter of time earlier than her cruise bestie was situated. Enter: Heidi “Heii” Tran, the opposite youngster in Brianna’s cruise photograph, who was made conscious of the viral tweet by a few of her classmates. “They directed me towards Twitter, and…I was blown away by the response Bri had gotten,” Heii instructed Teen Vogue. “I didn’t think so many people would be invested in a story like this.”

However invested they had been, and when Heii lastly responded to Brianna’s callout, the story acquired much more cute. “Heard you were looking for me,” the 18-year-old replied, including a photograph of her personal from that now-infamous dinner cruise.

Evidently, the Web quickly erupted in squeals of sheer pleasure. “I’m crying, this is so beautiful!” one individual wrote. “Coolest thing I’ve ever witnessed on Twitter,” one other exclaimed. One devoted individual suggested that Heii and Brianna begin a YouTube channel, whereas one other requested day by day updates on their friendship.

As you’d may anticipate, Heii and Brianna are past excited to be again in contact. “We messaged each other and caught up on life,” Brianna instructed Teen Vogue of their on-line reunion. Regardless of attending college on reverse sides of the nation, the 2 college students hope to satisfy once more sometime. “Until then, FaceTime and social media will have to do!” Heii stated.

So there you’ve it: proof that the Web (and Twitter specifically) can typically be used for absolute good. As Heii put it: “The moment has given me the opportunity to talk with a lot of people and reconnect with some old friends. I’m eternally grateful for that.”

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