Have you ever wanted to send a message in a bottle to see where it goes? Maybe you’ve looked for one while you were on vacation. Well, a local 11-year-old has a new friend because she did just that.

11-year-old Clifton Park resident Sofia Wilson was vacationing with her family in Florida when they decided to put a message in a bottle and throw it in the ocean. Fast forward 10 days later when 11-year-old, Sarah Beth Walters of North Carolina found it cleaning up the beach from the trash.

Wilson included her phone number in the message and Walters reached out. Now, according to the Times Union, the girls have been talking every day (along with their mothers).

“We want to start our own business to make messages in a bottle,” Sofia said. “We want to get a website for other people to make friendships like we did. Sarah already sent one and it was found by a 16-year-old.”

The letter pretty much just explained how Wilson wants COVID to end so that she can see her friends again. Now, they’re just waiting for a chance to meet in person.

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