Two Girls Who Became Friends Over Their Chronic Illness Meet For First Time at Taylor Swift Concert

Two girls who became friends online over their chronic illness met for first time at a Taylor Swift concert in Houston, Texas, on April 22.

Footage, taken by Madison Bernard’s mom, Socorro, shows her friend, Emma, excitedly run up and embrace her in a hug.

“My friend Emma and I suffer from rare vascular compressions due to a connective tissue disorder which can take years to get diagnosed and treatment [for],” Bernard told Storyful.

“We became friends online in 2021 because I helped her get her diagnosis and we also bonded over our love for Taylor Swift!” she said. “So this being our first time meeting was so magical!” Credit: Madison Bernard via Storyful

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