Jia Sarnicola and Zuri Copeland from Miami are two six-year-olds with a special bond. They met at school when they were three and became instant buddies. Now, they’re so close that they don’t just call each other best friends; they say they’re twins!
When the media first spotted Jia Sarnicola and Zuri Copeland, they were only four years old and best buddies. But as they grew older, their friendship became even tighter. Now, they claim they’re twins! Jia’s mom, Ashley, says they have many reasons to support their twin claim.
Jia Sarnicola and Zuri Copeland believe they are twins.
An older kid told them they couldn’t be twins because they don’t have the same skin color…Jia broke down and said, “You don’t know what you are talking about… we are twins because we share the same soul.”
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“They will tell you that they are twins and they have a long list of reasons why to back it up.”
Jia and Zuri believe they’re twins because their birthdays are close, on June 3rd and 5th. They often wear matching clothes and point out they’re the same height. Over the years, they’ve even celebrated their birthdays together with joint parties.
The girls aren’t just similar in looks; they also share alike personalities. Ashley mentions they both have great energy, smarts, a caring nature, and aren’t shy about speaking up. Ashley has always told them that it’s cool to be unique and to make new friends. Their diverse classroom, with 15 kids speaking six different languages, supports this idea.
In 2017, Jia Sarnicola and Zuri Copeland said they are not just best friends but twins. They were just 4-years-old at the time of this story by @SteveHartmanCBS. But their message could teach us “grown ups” a lot today. https://t.co/dz0oKtUJ8m
— Vanessa Yurkevich (@VanessaCNN) June 2, 2020
Jia once told her mom that she wishes she had skin like Zuri’s, comparing it to preferring chocolate over vanilla. Both of their moms, who’ve become close friends themselves, share concerns about society influencing how the girls see each other in the future.
Jia and Zuri faced a tough moment at a party when an older kid said they couldn’t be twins due to their different skin colors. This hurtful remark made Jia tear up. Yet, even while upset, she bravely responded, “You don’t know what you’re talking about. We’re twins because we share the same soul.”
My sister and her bestfriend think that they’re twins because they have the same birthday and this was the outcome.. pic.twitter.com/x1dCZmIip3
— la loba (@vickto_willy) November 5, 2017
After hearing about the touching exchange, Zuri’s older sister, Victoria Williams, shared the story on Twitter, reminding everyone about the true values in life. People everywhere were moved by the girls’ bond. Zuri’s mom, Valencia, hopes their friendship remains unbreakable. She believes that “we have a lot to learn and we can learn from children,” as reported by CBS News.
This heartwarming tale of love and acceptance teaches us all a valuable lesson. Here’s hoping Jia and Zuri’s bond continues to shine as a beacon of inspiration. Share their story and spread the love!
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