Jia Sarnicola and Zuri Copeland are not ones to conform to societal or scientific norms; they create their own rules. Even at the tender age of 4, if someone dares to claim they aren’t twins due to their different skin colors, they respond with confidence, saying, “You don’t know anything.”
From a spiritual perspective, the girls might have a point. While they acknowledge that they don’t look alike, they firmly believe that their bond runs deeper than mere friendship or blood. According to Jia, they are twins because they share the same birthday and soul, a notion they defended when another child challenged their twinship.
Although Jia (who is white) and Zuri (who is black) are not biologically related, an ancient theory proposed by Plato around 2,500 years ago suggests that they could still be considered twins. Plato’s Symposium described how humans originally had two sets of body parts, essentially two humans fused together with a shared soul. Zeus divided them in fear of their power, leaving the separated halves to endlessly search for each other.
So, it’s possible that Jia and Zuri indeed share a soul, and regardless, they stand by their story with unwavering conviction. Jia’s mom, Ashley Sarnicola, attests to their determination, explaining that they have a plethora of reasons to support their twinship claims.
These vivacious girls possess boundless energy and compassion for others. They are unafraid to express their opinions, which align with their Gemini zodiac sign, symbolized by twins, and both their birthdays fall just two days apart.
Jia and Zuri enjoy dressing alike and love to sing and dance together. Their moms are proud of how they see beyond color, benefiting from growing up in a multicultural and diverse city.
The mothers have the foresight that societal pressures may eventually impact their perspective, but for now, they are happy to witness their daughters’ special bond.
My sister and her bestfriend think that they’re twins because they have the same birthday and this was the outcome.. pic.twitter.com/x1dCZmIip3— la loba (@vickto_willy) November 5, 2017
The girls’ ability to challenge norms and defy societal expectations positions them perfectly to make a difference. Their story, shared by Zuri’s older sister Victoria Williams on social media, quickly went viral, receiving over 68,000 likes. This heartwarming tale of friendship between two soul sisters showcases the beauty of love and companionship that transcends appearances and societal definitions.