Florida mom Nikki Pennington has become a viral star after writing a “missed connections” Facebook postabout a mom she wished she’d befriended in Target.It was in the crayon aisle at a Target in the Tampa Bay area on Sept. 25 around 7 p.m. that Pennington spotted a woman she knew could be her “BMFF,” her abbreviation for the potential best mom friend forever.
The mystery woman also had diapers, soda, wine and chocolate in her cart, which, again, confirmed her suspicions they were, in fact, “meant to be best mom friends.” “I was wearing my mom couture complete with dry shampoo hair, no makeup, yesterday’s t-shirt and yoga pants,” Pennington’s post began. “You were also wearing yoga pants with flip flops and a messy bun. The venti Starbucks in your hand was a dead giveaway that even though you were wearing yoga pants you had in fact not come from the gym. I know because I was doing the exact same thing.” She wrote that she tried to see the name penned on the woman’s Starbucks cup, “but...at my age I’m on the verge of needing readers to see that far away,” she quipped.Pennington’s post has 6,000 likes and nearly 2,000 shares on Facebook, largely from moms who said they relate.“I’ve been getting amazing feedback,” Pennington, 32, wrote to ABC News. “So many fellow moms and women have been saying they actually met a best friend in Target! ...I’ve also had women comment that they have a hard time meeting mom friends and this might be an option for them to meet a friend because they are always in Target, too!” So far, she has no leads on the woman she thinks could be her new BMFF, but she’s still hopeful.