Zuri Copeland and Jia Sarnicola may be only 4 years old, but they already know good friends are family.
With birthdays only two days apart, the two consider themselves twins. So when a little girl told the girls that it was impossible for them to be actual twins because of their different skin colors, the girls explained their logic in the most perfect way.
“So she [Jia] walks over to the little girl and says, ‘You don’t know anything,’” Jia’s mother, 38-year-old Ashley Sarnicola, told TODAY. “’We are twins because we have the same birthday and the same soul.’”
After hearing about this conversation, Zuri’s sister, 23-year-old Victoria Williams, tweeted a photo of the girls, along with a text message explaining what had happened. The tweet now has over 66,000 likes and 15,000 retweets.
“I’m always seeing so much stuff about racism [on Twitter], so this was just a breath of fresh air,” Williams told TODAY. “Everyone’s supporting them, and the girls don’t even understand it.”
And while Zuri and Jia may not understand Twitter, they clearly understand the importance of friendship.
“It was a really moving experience as a mom,” said Sarnicola. “I want this to be a reminder to the world that love is blind."