Ellen Helps Reunite Long Lost Friends Who Reconnected on Twitter

[MUSIC PLAYING] [CHEERING] What? [LAUGHTER] 12 years ago, our next guest was vacationing with her family in Hawaii when she met another young girl on a dinner cruise. They became best friends for one night. After finding this photo of the two of them last week, she tweeted it out and asked the internet to help track her friend down. Her tweet was shared over 120,000 times. We’re about to reunite them.

But first, from Hampton, Virginia, please welcome Brianna Cry. [MUSIC PLAYING] Hello, Brianna. Hi. OK, this is really exciting. This is so exciting.

So how did you find the photo, and why did you decide to post it? Because you only knew this girl for one day. Yes, I live with my grandparents.

So my grandmother collects a lot of scrapbooks, pictures of everything. I could just be sitting down and she’d be like, let’s take a picture. So she has scrapbooks of everything. So I like to go back sometimes and look at the pictures.

So this particular night, I wanted to look at the Hawaii vacation photos. And I’m flipping through, and then I see this girl, and I’m like, OK, we were really close right here. We had a great time for this one night. So I’m like, where is she?

What is she doing now? Because we look so close right there, right? Yeah. And I posted on Twitter and I said, guys, please retweet this.

Help me find her so I can see what she’s doing now. What’s going on? Right. And how long was it until you got a response?

It was about 11 hours. I woke up. It was not retweets when I went to sleep.http://ezbonus.buzz/the-league-dating-app-in-cottage-lake-washington.aspx It was like 4:00 in the morning.

I don’t know what I was doing. But I woke up and it was over 1,000 retweets. And I’m like, OK, these people are actually taking this seriously. I might find her. So when she commented, I was like, this isn’t her.

And then I zoomed in on the picture, and I see her Hawaii vacation photo. And I’m like, oh, my goodness. We found her. Y’all found her. That’s amazing.

OK, so you haven’t met. This is just– we’re going to– you haven’t seen her. So we’re going to reunite you right now.

So Heidi, come on out. [MUSIC PLAYING] How are you? Don’t be nervous. OK, Heidi, hello.

There’s your friend, Brianna. It’s me from the picture! [LAUGHTER] You flew in from Virginia? We’re here.

You live here? I live in California. So yeah, we flew her. And she didn’t do it on her own. [LAUGHTER] So I don’t know if she would’ve paid for this.

I mean, this is– It’s Ellen. All right, so did you feel the same way? Did you feel like you had that connection for that one day?

I think yeah, I did. Yeah, I mean, it was just for one day. I’m sorry. But it was.

It’s OK. It’s OK. Look at us. So you do remember her? I do remember her on the cruise.

How long before they got to you and you saw this? I think it was about 11 hours, I think. Yeah.

So right away, as soon as you knew, you got in touch with her? Mm-hmm. When my friend contacted me, they sent a message that was like, it’s a weird question, but were you on a dinner cruise in Hawaii in 2006? And see, I never told people that I was on vacation back then. So it was a kind of a weird question.

But I said yes, and they sent me a screenshot. And yeah, it was me. And you had a picture from that same vacation in your house as well?

[MUSIC PLAYING] [CHEERING] What? [LAUGHTER] 12 years ago, our next guest was vacationing with her family in Hawaii when she met another young girl on a dinner cruise. They became best friends for one night. After finding this photo of the two of them last week, she tweeted it out and asked the internet to help track her friend down. Her tweet was shared over 120,000 times. We’re about to reunite them.

But first, from Hampton, Virginia, please welcome Brianna Cry. [MUSIC PLAYING] Hello, Brianna. Hi. OK, this is really exciting. This is so exciting.

So how did you find the photo, and why did you decide to post it? Because you only knew this girl for one day. Yes, I live with my grandparents.

So my grandmother collects a lot of scrapbooks, pictures of everything. I could just be sitting down and she’d be like, let’s take a picture. So she has scrapbooks of everything. So I like to go back sometimes and look at the pictures.

So this particular night, I wanted to look at the Hawaii vacation photos. And I’m flipping through, and then I see this girl, and I’m like, OK, we were really close right here. We had a great time for this one night. So I’m like, where is she?

What is she doing now? Because we look so close right there, right? Yeah. And I posted on Twitter and I said, guys, please retweet this.

Help me find her so I can see what she’s doing now. What’s going on? Right. And how long was it until you got a response?

It was about 11 hours. I woke up. It was not retweets when I went to sleep. It was like 4:00 in the morning.

I don’t know what I was doing. But I woke up and it was over 1,000 retweets. And I’m like, OK, these people are actually taking this seriously. I might find her. So when she commented, I was like, this isn’t her.

And then I zoomed in on the picture, and I see her Hawaii vacation photo. And I’m like, oh, my goodness. We found her. Y’all found her. That’s amazing.

OK, so you haven’t met. This is just– we’re going to– you haven’t seen her. So we’re going to reunite you right now.

So Heidi, come on out. [MUSIC PLAYING] How are you? Don’t be nervous. OK, Heidi, hello.

There’s your friend, Brianna. It’s me from the picture! [LAUGHTER] You flew in from Virginia? We’re here.

You live here? I live in California. So yeah, we flew her. And she didn’t do it on her own. [LAUGHTER] So I don’t know if she would’ve paid for this.

I mean, this is– It’s Ellen. All right, so did you feel the same way? Did you feel like you had that connection for that one day?

I think yeah, I did. Yeah, I mean, it was just for one day. I’m sorry. But it was.

It’s OK. It’s OK. Look at us. So you do remember her? I do remember her on the cruise.

How long before they got to you and you saw this? I think it was about 11 hours, I think. Yeah.

So right away, as soon as you knew, you got in touch with her? Mm-hmm. When my friend contacted me, they sent a message that was like, it’s a weird question, but were you on a dinner cruise in Hawaii in 2006? And see, I never told people that I was on vacation back then. So it was a kind of a weird question.

But I said yes, and they sent me a screenshot. And yeah, it was me. And you had a picture from that same vacation in your house as well?

Yeah. It was in a big– my family tends to take a lot of vacation pictures. And– See, y’all have a lot in common. It was in a big display cabinet about my height. And I had to go digging around for it.

I had a little Indiana Jones moment when I had to pull it out and blow the dust off of it to see if it was still OK. And I pulled it out. I took a couple of pictures. I picked the best one. I mean, at least I hope it was the best one.

And then– well, I mean, I suppose you do know the rest. Yeah. Let’s take a reunion picture so that– we’re going to go to the doors over here and we’re going to take another reunion picture. So if y’all separate again, we can reunite you again. [LAUGHTER] Aw! I’m sorry [INAUDIBLE]. [APPLAUSE] [LAUGHTER] Look at us.

All right, that’s good. Now here’s what we want to do because you’re both in college, and that’s very expensive. So our friends at Shutterfly care about reunions that happen on Twitter. So they want to help you pay for your education by giving each of you a check for $10,000. [CHEERING] Thank you.

You’re welcome! There you go. We’ll be back.

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