Ellen DeGeneres’ well-meaning attempt to reunite long-lost “best friends” ended in an awkward meeting between strangers who seemed more excited to meet the host than each other.
Late last month, Mississippi university student Brianna Cry put a call out on Twitter for help finding a girl she had met as a child on a dinner cruise in Hawaii 12 years ago.
“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,” she asked.
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. pic.twitter.com/LRtk6ClvV3
— Bri (@briannacry) November 24, 2018
In less than 24 hours, the viral tweet had reached friends of California student Heidi Tran, who then replied to the tweet with a photo of herself holding a family portrait taken from the same night.
Heard you were looking for me~ pic.twitter.com/Dz4z1wapRv
— heii (@heii_tree) November 24, 2018