This is Trinity Hartman, a 16-year-old from Arizona. She's also got a 12-year-old sister, Jordan. Like many siblings, they have a tendency to have a squabble or two. One of these squabble occurred via text message, and Trinity decided the whole world needed to see exactly how these two sisters like to get under each other's skin. Let's take a look.
That's Trinity in the blue bubble, and Jordan in the grey bubble. It started out innocently enough, with Trinity asking to borrow Jordan's spandex. However, Jordan seems to find the request a bit irritating.
Next, we get a sense of what Jordan is really upset about. She thinks Trinity was rummaging through her stuff, and isn't too pleased about it. However, Trinity insists that this, in fact, did not happen.
Then Trinity turned things around on Jordan, saying that she took Trinity's stuff, not the other way around. If you grew up with siblings or are a parent of siblings, all this likely sounds very familiar. And these two sisters were just getting warmed up.
Things got more and more heated as they argued about whether Trinity was going through Jordan's stuff. At this point, Trinity appears to admit she did look through her sister's things, but only to try to find her own stuff. But Jordan wasn't buying it.
Trinity and Jordan continued to text-shout at each other several more times. Each text seemed even angrier than the one before. But then, immediately following the exchange, it abruptly came to a halt. Instead of arguing, they turned on a dime and agreed to go see a movie together.
Trinity felt like the text exchange perfectly captured what it's like having a sibling, so she tweeted out a photo. People loved seeing how the two sisters could switch from arguing to being friends, and the tweet went viral. It got over 61,000 retweets and over 114,000 likes.
Not only did Twitter like Trinity and Jordan's text exchange, they related to it. If you're going to see a movie with someone immediately after engaging in a major feud with them, you know it has to be a special relationship.
It turns out that lots of people have had nearly identical conversations with their own siblings. They could be in person or over text, but they've been there. Who knew that a 16-year-old could so adeptly capture the sibling experience in just a single tweet?
For Trinity and Jordan, their text exchange was fairly typical. The two sisters could be described as "frenemies." In an interview with Buzzfeed, Trinity explained, "My sister and I argue about small things a lot, but at the end of the day we always make up, and we love each other a lot."
Some people tweeted some personal examples that were similar to Trinity's exchange. For instance, this person and her sister take things to another level, by replacing angry texts with drunken screams. It's probably a bit more on the dysfunctional side than Trinity's post, but it still fits the pattern.
Another Twitter user shared her own text exchange with her sister. However, this one doesn't have that switch at the end where the two sisters finish the argument by going to a movie. When compared to Trinity's texts, this exchange almost feels disturbing.
Other people tagged their own sister in the tweet thread to show how similar the texts were to their own relationship. This led to one feud between two sisters that played out in real time in the thread itself. Did this thread about sibling feuds just get incepted?
Another text exchange was shared by this Twitter user. This one has the siblings cursing at each other, before once again shifting gears to go see a movie. Basically, if you ever want to stop arguing with someone, just suggest you both go see a movie instead. It's a tactic with a 100% success rate.
"Even when I’m mad at her, I’ve got her back," Trinity said of her sister Jordan. "She’s pretty much my own built-in best friend." And, on occasion, a built-in worst enemy. In other words, they're sisters.