What do you do when your friends turn out not to be real friends? This is what happened to Marissa, our newest podcast guest.
The story goes that a young gentleman overheard a group of girls conspiring to exclude their friend, Marissa, from a birthday party. He made a video on TikTok detailing the plan and asking TikTok users to help him find Marissa.
The video actually made it back to the right Marissa, and she found out that her friends weren't true friends at all. It stung, but Marissa turned it into an opportunity with a follow-up video.
There was a massive outpour of support from TikTok users all over the world, offering to be her friend even if it was just online. Marissa ran with it and hosted a picnic in the park with an open invitation to anyone who just wanted to hang out and make new friends.
What she thought would be a 20 person max event turned out to be 200, which sparked a movement. Today, Marissa is running the No More Lonely Friends movement, where she hosts these open picnics worldwide. Countless true friendships have been made, and she is just getting started.
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