Malala Yousafzai and Elon Musk bond over parody news story

The pair shared a series of interactions on Twitter

Tesla boss Elon Musk appears to have made an unlikely new friend, none other than education activist and all-round hero, Malala Yousafzai.

The pair bonded over Twitter after satirical website Clickhole tweeted out a link to a parody article with the headline: “More Bad Press For Elon: The Car Elon Musk Launched Into Orbit Has Fallen Back Down To Earth And Crushed Malala Yousafzai.”

The US-based billionaire CEO retweeted the article, with the comment: “Hell of a week.”

But the cheeky tweet also caught the attention of Pakistani Ms Yousafzai, who is currently a student at Oxford University. “Hello from the other side,” she responded, with a flushed face emoji.

As the duo shared a back and forth conversation, other Twitter users were thrilled to see the interaction between two seemingly unconnected celebrities.

“This is the dialogue that the world needs right now,” one user observed.

While another wrote: “I can't stop laughing, it's 11pm, my husband and kids think I've finally lost it.”