Little girls think they're twins because they share the same birthday
The world would be a better place if we acted more like kids. Not like those kids on your plane flight that screamed and cried the whole time and kicked the back of your seat like they were in a marching band, though. And like not those kids at the grocery store who licked all the vegetables and put them back on the shelves (gross). And definitely not like that creepy little girl from The Ring. She was the worst.
I'm talking about these kids: Jia Sarnicola and Zuri Copeland. They're only four years old, but they're already best friends for life. In fact, their friendship is so famous that there's a wall board at their school dedicated to how much they love each other.
But according to Jia and Zuri, they're not just BFF's - they're twins! I know what you're thinking. There's an obvious difference between these two. That's right - one of them's a couple inches taller. Obviously. But don't even try arguing with them about their relationship. You will lose.
When the girls went to a friend's birthday party, an older kid tried to dispute their claim, and it did not go well. Ashley Riggs Sarnicola, Jia's mom, tells the story:
"They were at a birthday party for a mutual friend, waiting in line to get their faces painted...She was telling a girl’s older sister they were twins, and the girl gave her an odd look and said, 'You’re not twins.' My little girl started bawling crying because she truly believes she and Zuri are twins."
That's when Jia had to drop a truth bomb.
"Another little girl said to her, “there is no way you and Zuri are twins you don’t have the same color skin!” Jia said, “you don’t know anything, we are twins because we have the same birthday and the same soul.”
They have the same birthday and the same soul, so they're related. End of story. Okay, so technically they don't have the same birthday - Jia's is on June 3rd and Zuri's is on June 5th. However, they share a party, so the logic checks out.
When Zuri's older sister shared the story on Twitter, it got 65,000 likes.
The post even led to media attention, as the girls were interviewed by ABC News.
People on Twitter quickly leapt to the girls' defense.
Also, they supported their argument, pointing out that many biological twins don't share the same skin color.
In an interview with ABC News, the mothers said they're proud of their daughters' special bond. Ashley says they get along so well because they never think about their differences.
"I think that’s one of the nice things about growing up in a multicultural, melting pot city. They don’t see color. We’ve never talked to them about it, period."
In a world full of racial tension and endless fighting, there's a big lesson we can learn from these kids.