Friendships that start on vacations are often short-lived and fickle. You hang out for a few days, become Facebook friends, and make tentative plans to visit each other once the trip is over — and then you never speak again. That’s what happened to this 19-year-old Mississippi woman who went on a cruise in Hawaii in 2006; she met a new friend and then lost touch with her.

“We were basically best friends for that night,” explained Brianna Cry in a Twitter post, where she also included a photo of them together. “So I need y’all to help me find my best friend cause I miss her and I need to see how she’s doing now. Please retweet this so we can be reunited.”


And Twitter did retweet it. 121,000 times. Only 11 hours later, the search was over. Heidi Tran, a student living in California, tweeted, “I heard you were looking for me,” with a picture of herself holding a family photo from the same cruise to prove her identity.

The two will have to wait before actually reuniting in real life, since Heidi is currently a student and unable to afford the flight. They have, however, been keeping in touch via private message, so we can still chalk this up as a win for travel friendship.

H/T: Lonely Planet