A teenage girl discovered she was born a triplet when one of her siblings reached out to her on social media.
The incident took place in Gowa, located in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi, while Nabila Az-Zahra (16) browsed through her social media messages.
Several contacts told Nabila about another user who was using a profile that matched her likeness.
The teen initially feared that she had been the victim of identity theft, but the doppelganger reached out to her, sending her a direct message.
“On 7th January, I checked my [direct messages] on Instagram and found a message from an account belonging to someone named Nadya,” she explained on social media.
“She asked me, ‘don’t you think we look alike?’ At which point I suggested to her that it would be best for us to have a video call so as to not waste time.”
Nabila says she was stunned when the person on the other end of the video call looked just like her.
“We asked each other personal questions during the video call, such as our weight, height, favourite colour and favourite drink.
“Our answers were 90 percent similar!
“Nadya then asked me, ‘what if we’re actually twins?’ I told her I would be really happy; it would be like a dream come true. I considered the possibility and decided to ask my mum about it.”
Nabila’s parents Ramli and Johra told her that she had been adopted after being born a triplet. The teen’s biological parents were in dire straits and decided to put the triplets up for adoption.
“My mum told me that I only weighed 1,4 kilogrammes as a newborn,” Nabila says. “I was dying.
“I was both happy and sad at the same time when I learned the truth. I was happy because I got meet Nadya, but sad because I did not expect such a story.
“I am grateful that I still have my family who have lovingly raised me to this day.”
Sources: Magazine Features