Jia Sarnicola and Zuri Copeland look nothing alike but all power to you if you plan on convincing the 4-year-old best friends that they aren’t twins.
The girls were born two days apart, however, after celebrating their birthday together this year, the bond between them grew. Both mothers are proud that their girls only see their similarities rather than their differences.
“I think that’s one of the nice things about growing up in a multicultural, melting pot city,” said Jia’s mom, Ashley Riggs Sarnicola.
It wasn’t until the girls were attending a party for their mutual friend that Sarnicola realized her daughter’s beautiful viewpoint on the unique sisterhood. While waiting in line for face painting, Jia told one of the older children about her twin sister. The older child gave Jia an odd look before telling her that they were not twins because they don’t have the same color skin.
Jia was left in tears but quickly gave that girl the best clapback. “You don’t know anything because we have the same birthday and the same soul,” Jia said.
The girls have become the poster children for friendship at their school. They have a board on the wall to highlight their incredible friendship.
“It is unbelievable,” said Zuri’s mom, Valencia Copeland. “It was amazing how they’ve gelled together.”