Missed a train abroad and ran into someone I knew of, but didn't know personally

My husband and I were traveling through Russia on the Transiberian train. My father had mentioned in conversation that his best friend's sister and her husband were also traveling through Russia at the time and shared a picture of them. We had never met them before and with Russia being a huge country, we didn't think much of it. At some point in our journey, we missed a train and had to book last minute tickets on another train at a later hour. There was only one cabin with two free tickets left, so we booked there. We caught this train on time and went to our cabin. As soon as the couple we were sharing the cabin with walked in, I recognized them from the picture my father had sent me. Much to their surprise, we asked them if they were who we thought they were and we introduced ourselves after explaining the situation. We still can't believe how many coincidences were involved for this to happen.
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Date submitted:Sun, 15 Mar 2020 00:38:01 +0000Coincidence ID:10412