There are billions of people on this planet, and hundreds of countries full of smaller cities and towns, but that doesn't stop it from feeling incredibly small at times.
Sometimes, by chance, we find ourselves in unlikely circumstances that highlight just how small the world becomes the longer you live here.
Maybe you run into an old childhood friend while on a vacation in a city neither of you live in, or perhaps a stranger you meet out on the town ends up connected to your family, whatever the circumstances, it's always wild to make these connections.
In a popular Reddit thread, people shared their "small world" stories and it's truly wild the ways the world can shrink.
I made friends with an American girl at a week long sailing camp when I was 13 (I’m from the UK) 5 years later one of my friends moved to America for uni and ends up being her roommate in their shared bedroom.