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Woman Reconnects With Long Lost Friend Because of One Tweet

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Woman Tweets About Long Lost Childhood Friend - What Happens Next Has All of Us Crying

"Ya'll. I found her."

Sometimes people are only in our lives for a season and then they're gone. But just because they aren't there physically doesn't mean we've wiped them from our memories. They may be gone but they're never forgotten.

This sentiment was perfectly encapsulated in a single tweet on X sparking a wave of nostalgia. But it was one woman's response that got tens of thousands of people talking. And now we're all invested.


Her Name is Nguyen Nguyen

It all started when actress and media personality Zainab Balogun posted a simple yet profound question on X (formerly known as Twitter):

"Do you ever randomly think about someone from your past and think, “I hope you’re well, wherever you are”?"

To say it struck a chord is a gross understatement. More than 102 million people have seen the tweet, including Sasha Ruddock. Known on Twitter as @flawsofcouture, she responded, sharing a poignant memory from her childhood.

"Yes, her name is Nguyen Nguyen. My grade 6 classmate that sat in front of me. She never spoke to anyone. Not even the teacher. I mean, EVER. But she was brilliant & never needed help with anything. We would walk to school together, & even then—not a single word."

Then one day...

"After school, I stayed behind to pack up my desk—my parents were moving us to Brampton. Everyone had left but she was still at her desk. Not like her but I didn’t think anything of it until she looked at me and said “I’m going to miss you Sasha”."

Sasha explained that that was the "first and last time" she heard Nguyen's voice. But for her, it wasn't the end.

"I think about her often. I’ve searched for her as well, but so many ppl go by the same name. I hope you’re okay girl & I miss you too."

Sasha posted the tweet and then went about her day, not thinking much of it. Hours later, she was shocked to discover "tens of thousands of people invested in mine and Nguyen's story."

Spurred on by the overwhelming response, she decided to do some digging. This time, she turned to Facebook. After spending hours searching, she finally found her.

22 Years Later They Reconnected, "Ya'll. I Found Her." 

Sasha didn't waste time. She immediately sent her a message.

"Nguyennnnn. Omg. Okay so this is the most random msg ever but I have to know if you remember me. I was in your grade 6 class at CR Marchant...Sometimes we'd walk to school together if I caught you on your way. I moved away mid-year...I hope you see this. And I hope you've been well. I've thought about you many times over the years, I pray you've been well."

The following morning, she received a reply.

"I can't believe you remembered me! Especially since I was so quiet haha. I've been well and hope you have been too!!'

She then went on to say that she was selectively mute as a child. But not anymore.

"You wouldn't believe what her career is..." Sasha wrote in an update on X alongside a series of photos of their conversation.

In an incredible plot twist, Nguyen revealed she is now a speech-language pathologist.

"I'm still pretty quiet but my job is literally to talk about talking haha," she told Sasha.

And, in what may just be the most wholesome thing ever written, she thanked Sasha for being her friend:

"Thank you for befriending that super shy, awkward little girl. It truly meant a lot."

A Small Moment in Time Can Have a Lasting Impact

According to Sasha's latest tweet, she and Nguyen are now officially Instagram friends. And there MAY be a physical reunion in the works.

While the two childhood friends didn't know each other for long, it's obvious their brief interaction left a lasting imprint on each of them. It just goes to show that oftentimes it's the smallest moments that leave the biggest marks.

Zainab Balogun's tweet did more than just prompt a trip down memory lane; it had the power to reconnect two people after decades of being apart.

And it reminded all of us that sometimes, despite so much evidence to the contrary, the internet really is "one heck of a thing."

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