Back in the early 2000s, the concept of having online friends was pretty new and a little unnerving. People who grew up without computers scoffed at the idea of social media-based, long-distance friendships as disingenuous at best and dangerous at worst.
Today, though, it’s common practice to befriend fellow Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram users.
People with shared interests from all corners of the world can find each other, and people who would otherwise have lost contact after graduations and moves stay connected. With apps like FaceTime, for example, we can chat face-to-face with people who are far from us geographically. Such is the case for Redditor core330 and his best friend.
The two of them were able to keep up with each other’s lives through Reddit, and when they both had daughters around the same time, they introduced the little girls via FaceTime.
It’s been four years since the girls first met via FaceTime. From that day on, the girls have considered themselves BFFs, despite living seven hours apart. The pals always wanted to meet in person, but their dads’ schedules never seemed to line up. But recently, that all changed.
That’s when the fathers decided to surprise their little ones with a real-life playdate! When all of their parents got together, they led them to the same hallway where they’d finally meet.
As you might imagine, they were absolutely stunned!
Once the initial shock wore off, though, they approached each other giggling. “Are you real?” one little girl asked the other. Then they brought it in for a hug years in the making!
You can watch their precious meeting in the video down below, and if their first playdate made you smile, be sure to share this with your BFF!
A best friend of mine and I have daughters the same age. We introduced them via FaceTime 4 years ago. They’ve talked daily since and are best friends. They live 7+ hours away and our schedules never lined up to have them meet in person until this moment. Neither of them knew it was happening. from r/aww