The INSIDER Summary:
- A woman named Joceline is using Twitter to find a guy she saw four years ago on a flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong.
- They were both wearing forest green American Apparel jackets and she said that he could be her soulmate.
- People are retweeting Joceline’s plea and trying to help her find the man.
Sometimes it’s a glass slipper — and sometimes it’s an American Apparel jacket.
An 18-year-old Twitter user named Joceline (@joceypooh), sent out a plea to the Twitterverse on Tuesday asking for help reuniting with a guy she says could be her soulmate. She quickly went viral, and her Tweet even became a Twitter Moment.
The only problem is she has no idea who he is and she hasn’t seen him in four years. Oh, and they’ve never spoken.
This modern-day fairy tale all started four years ago — June 19, 2013 to be exact — when Joceline was boarding a plane from San Francisco to Hong Kong with her family. She saw a cute guy in the same “forest green American Apperal jacket” as she was wearing. After a month in China, she saw the guy again at the Hong Kong airport and they were both wearing the jacket. In other words, IT’S FATE.
LONG STORY SHORT: IM TRYING TO FIND MY SOULMATE ft. a pic I horribly edited 4 years ago // it would mean so much to me if you could RT this! pic.twitter.com/xfKNKjVKRQ
— joceline (@joceypoooh) May 24, 2017
She told BuzzFeed News she sent the tweet after realizing she didn’t “want to leave any ‘what ifs’ hanging.”
Here’s her message, in full:
So back in the beginning of Summer 2013, I was at SFO checking in with my family [because] we were traveling to China for the summer. In line, there was the really cute guy and we happened to both be wearing the same forest green American Apperal jacket. He was with his family, too (he has an older sister!) Later I found out he was on the same flight as I was to Hong Kong. The airline we were flying was Cathay Pacific. After landing in Hong Kong, I switched flights to Guangzhou and I didn’t see him after that.
After spending almost a month in China, I was at the Hong Kong airport again to fly back home. Right before I was boarding, I saw the same guy again, and we were both wearing the same forest green jacket. Turns out we were on the same flight home!
I JUST THINK IT’S CRAZY HOW he and his family could have gone home any time that summer but somehow we were on the exact same flight both times. And now I’m trying to find him [because] IT’S 2017, 4 YEARS LATER, AND I’M SHOOTING MY SHOT
It would mean so much to me if you could retweet this and share it with everyone you know so there’s a possibility I can find him!
SENIOR PORTRAITS pic.twitter.com/98tiM0tvLU
— joceline (@joceypoooh) August 24, 2016
Joceline asked that people, especially in the San Francisco area, retweet her plea in hopes that she and this guy can finally be together … or at least have a conversation. As of Thursday, she still hadn’t found him, but thanked those who have helped her look.
Hi, life has been crazy but thank you to everyone for your support!! I still haven’t found him yet, so please keep sharing