On Roaya's first day of classes at Cal, her friend from high school called and told moms friend stories she had a friend from summer camp she wanted to introduce Roaya to. Roaya's friend told her that she thought Roaya would get along with her friend, a fellow freshman from Virginia named Nissma Bencheikh, because they were so moms friend stories.
After speaking to Roaya's mom, Nissma's dad asked Roaya what her mom's name. When she told him, he said, "I knew it!
Nissma said she had seen baby pictures of herself with Roaya all her life, and had heard stories about her mom's close friend when they lived in Canada. Moms friend stories said she always knew "my sister's name came from one of my mom's best friends," but that she had never met that friend.
Roaya Jannatipour's and Nissma Bencheikh's last names were misspelled in a previous version of this post. Contact Stephanie McNeal at stephanie.
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Roaya Jannatipour. The two became so close that this year they decided to room. This past weekend, when Nissma's dad was helping her move in, the friends decided to introduce him to Moms friend stories mom via FaceTime.
Then, things got crazy. When the girls realized their connection, they were totally shocked. View Comments.