Did we mention that Jennifer Bricker was born without legs?
But can still kick your ass.
That's already some Grade A, free-range, organic schmaltz right there -- but we're not done yet: Bricker was put up for adoption by her Romanian immigrant parents, soon after birth. Moceanu was also born to Romanian immigrants, and this shared heritage was part of why Bricker felt such an innate connection to the famous gymnast. When she was 16, feeling she was mature enough to handle the knowledge, Bricker asked her adoptive mother for information regarding her biological parents. That's when she found out that her Romanian immigrant parents and Dominique Moceanu's Romanian immigrant parents were, in fact, the very same Romanian immigrants. The woman she had idolized her entire life was actually her biological sister.
A few letters and a whole lot of "you're messing with me, right?" later, the two were well on their way to making up for lost time, lost parents, lost limbs, and found ... love.
Well, you come up with a better tagline for the inevitable TV movie ...