They've sent many letters back-and-forth over the years. With thousands of miles between them, you can imagine how special it was to see each other in person.
8-year old Sophie Deck first started writing Veronica Davis when she was in 2nd grade. For Christmas, her parents surprised her with a plane ticket to meet her friend.
She and her grandmother made the trek to Atlanta last month. Sophie's mom even helped her pick out a special outfit to wear for the big day, including sparkly shoes, white tights and that tutu, plus an Army t-shirt and a red, white and blue bow on top.
Sophie was all decked out and so excited to meet Veronica. All her waiting paid off.