And when it was time to move into their new home, Bencheikh enlisted the help of her father to get the apartment sorted. The girls were understandably excited for another year of college as best friends. Then Jannatipour decided to FaceTime her mother – which is when the two students made an amazing discovery.
And while the pre-meds knew that they already had a pretty special bond, perhaps nothing could have prepared them for what they learned about each other that day. It all started when Jannatipour introduced her mom to Bencheikh’s dad during the video call. Then, slowly, the pieces of the puzzle began falling into place.
According to Bencheikh, the respective parents only talked for a couple of minutes; that proved to be long enough, though. Then, when the FaceTime session was over, Bencheikh’s father turned to Jannatipour and asked her one question. But, secretly, the delighted dad already knew the answer to his query.