If you’re a frequent YouTube viewer, then you already know the Sister Squad is made up of some of the platform’s biggest content creators. James Charles, Ethan, and Grayson Dolan, and Emma Chamberlain all have huge followings on their own and together, their crew is just next level. And they genuinely seem like they’re the best of friends who get to hang out and make cool videos together. Not a bad gig! But how did this all come to be?

Well, in a new interview, James explained that he is the main piece of the Sister Squad puzzle, as he became friends with the Dolan Twins first, then with Emma, and then brought everyone together.

“Me and the Dolans met from me literally leaving thirsty comments on their Instagram pictures, so that was fun because they’re the best,” the 19-year-old said. “They actually reached out me to last Halloween and asked me to do their Halloween makeup. We hit it off really quick once they realized I’m not crazy! We just clicked really quickly. They grew up only an hour away from my hometown and we vacationed in some of the same places when we were younger. They’re very, very business focused, strong-willed kids and we just have a lot of the same values and they’ve been truly amazing friends of mine.”

Aww, how sweet is that? James and the 18-year-old brothers are true family for life now. And as for Emma? She and James connected thanks to the power of the internet too and he instantly bonded with the 17-year-old YouTuber.

“Emma I met literally through YouTube, she talked about me in a few of her videos and stuff and I had DM’ed her,” Jame said. “She was moving to L.A. so we FaceTimed one night about her moving here, and I wanted to give her advice and stuff and we ended up talking for like seven hours. Once she moved here, her and I worked together, and Ethan and Grayson just came over and thus was born the sister squad, the most iconic group ever of YouTube.”

And that’s the story of how the Sister Squad came into existence.

We’re forever grateful.

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