Zoë has a new friend, J, who lives just down the street. J is in Zoë's class at school, and they take the school bus together. They're getting along famously. In fact, they're next door playing at the playground right now. They both like piling rocks on the slide.
I was talking to J's mom the other day. J has food allergies, so her diet is restricted, like Zoë's. Her mom told me her best friend, who lives in Manitoba, is a vegan, so she also knows about veganism.
For a few years, I've been part of a vegetarian community on an online message board. So, Saturday night, an acquaintance on the board, S, who lives in Manitoba (see where this is going?) posted that she was just on the phone with her best friend in Nova Scotia, and her friend said that her daughter had a new friend, a little vegan girl from New York. S put two and two together and realized that the new friend was Zoë. So, J's mom's best friend is S, someone I know from the message board. How cool is that?