When you think of the term "twins," you might think of a couple of famous twins, such as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Or you might think of the twins you're friends with or who are a part of your family. Or you might be a twin yourself. The point is, you know what a twin is. But even if you don't need the concept of a twin explained to you, there are those who do.
Sometimes you might know someone, only to later discover they have a twin, and it can freak you out. For instance, Vin Diesel actually has a twin brother named Paul. Just when you thought Vin was truly one of a kind, you find out he's not.
Of course, just because two people are twins doesn't mean they are identical. Twins can have some fairly major differences, such as Scarlett and Hunter Johansson. You'd think this would be fairly basic knowledge, right?
However, there are two people who claim to be twins who might not quite grasp what the word actually means. And no, we're not talking about actual twins Kiefer and Rachel Sutherland, seen here. We're talking about a set of "twins" who live in Miami.
This is Zuri Copeland (left) and Jia Sarnicola (right). You may have noticed that they don't quite look like each other, so they're definitely not identical twins. And you may have noticed that they have different last names, indicating that they might not be related at all. And you'd be right.
Jia and Zuri, in fact, do have a completely different set of parents. But don't try to tell these two 4-year-olds that they're not actually twins. Because of the bond they share, they both insist that it's true.
The two met two years ago and have been best friends ever since. "They have very strong personalities and are both super outgoing, well-spoken, intelligent, and not afraid to tell you what they want," said Jia's mother. "They hit it off right away.”
Since they say that they're twins, Jia and Zuri like to also claim they have the same birthday, but this isn't actually true. Jia was born on June 3 and Zuri was born on June 5. However, they did have a joint birthday party this year, reaffirming for them that they could be actual twins.
Clearly, Jia and Zuri have a very special bond, but aren't actually twins. So what happens when someone attempts to point out that fact? Well, Jia's mother posted on Facebook about a time such an attempt was made.
According to Jia's mom, "At a bday party Jia was crying after another little girl said to her, 'there is no way you and Zuri are twins, you don’t have the same color skin!'" However, Jia probably wasn't crying for long. She instead gave a perfect response.
In response to the comment that she and Zuri aren't twins, Jia said, "You don’t know anything because we have the same birthday and the same soul." And how can you argue with that? "When she said that, it took me aback. It was so sweet," said Jia's mom.
The story of Jia and Zuri's friendship, er, twinship grew after Jia's mom posted about it on Facebook, and it was even covered by ABC News. Who knew that friendship would be such a big story? But now the question is, will their friendship create a trend?
Or what about Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox? They played BFFs, and then became BFFs in real life. But are they twins yet? As of this moment, it appears they don't even claim to be related, let alone twins.
So it looks like Jia and Zuri are the winners when it comes to who has the best friendship. "I think that’s one of the nice things about growing up in a multicultural, melting pot city,” Jia’s mom said. “They don’t see color. We’ve never talked to them about it, period."