Jia Sarnicola (on the left) and Zuri Copeland (on the right), are four-year-old twins - well, according to them, that is. The girls met two years ago at school and hit it off. By chance, they have birthdays two days apart and this year they celebrated their birthdays together.
When one little girl told the girls that it was impossible for them to be twins because their skin color is different, the girls had to let them know she was wrong.
“So she [Jia] walks over to the little girl and says, ‘You don’t know anything,’” Jia’s mother, 38-year-old Ashley Sarnicola said. “’We are twins because we have the same birthday and the same soul.’”
Victoria Williams, Zuri’s 23-year-old sister, overheard the conversation and took to Twitter to set the world straight about her sister and her twin. She tweeted out 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 said. “Everyone’s supporting them, and the girls don’t even understand it.”
For their birthday party, the girls dressed in the same outfits and truly embraced the twin look. “It was a really moving experience as a mom,” said Ashley. “I want this to be a reminder to the world that love is blind."