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The friendship between Maya Matlin and Tiny Bell formed, during their sophomore year of high school, in season 13 of Degrassi.

Friendship History[]


Maya and Tiny first met when Maya was assigned two class periods per day in the "Rubber Room". Tiny was already friends with Grace Cardinal, and Maya's former friend Zig Novak. Maya soon asked Grace to help her fit in with her new peers, and was then invited to hangout with their group, beginning a friendship between the two. When Maya discovers that both he and Zig are in a gang, she is deeply concerned and wants to help them get out of that lifestyle. Eventually with her help, Tiny is introduced to a gang interventionist, following the arrest of his older brother, and gang leader, Vincent Bell. When Tiny gets stabbed in a fight with Damon Carter, Maya is seen bringing donuts to his hospital room along with Zig. The two are often shown to playfully tease each other and support each other. They have never had a personal conflict, and they remained friends after she broke up with his best friend.

Season 13[]

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In Better Man, Tiny and Maya are seen to hanging out at a picnic table outside of the school.

In Close to Me, Maya tries to convince Tiny, Grace, and Zig to go to the dance, though Tiny and Grace think that it's a bad idea. Later, Grace and Zig show up to the dance, but Tiny does not.


In You Are Not Alone, Maya sneaks up behind Tiny at his locker, surprising him, and making him remark that she's scary for a little girl. He asks her what she wants. She then asks for him to let Zig out of the gang. He doesn't answer and ignores her question, clearly not wanting to discuss the matter in public. She then hands him an envelope filled with $300 and says that it should cover the drugs Zig had in his backpack. He asks who she robbed, and she explains it is her saved up birthday money from the past several years. She then simply says Zig is out of the gang. He says okay, on one condition: to never sneak up on him again. He smiles at her and walks off.

In Enjoy the Silence, Tiny asks Grace and Maya if they have seen Zig, but Maya denies seeing him. Later, Tiny and Zig meet with Jose, the gang interventionist at Maya's house.

In How Bizarre, they are seen in the rubber room together, along with Grace and Zig.

Season 14[]

In If You Could Only See, Tiny, Grace and Zig are in class when Maya walks in. She starts talking about how she's worried about Miles and they make fun of her because he's gay. After Maya has her nightmare in class Tiny looks worried about her.

In Can't Stop This Thing We Started, Grace, Tiny, Maya and Zig were in the rubber room when Maya and Grace were arm wrestling. Tiny was watching them and then Tiny and Maya were both watch Zig and Grace arm wrestle and Zig loses and later Tiny, Maya, Zig and Grace were walking in the hallway and Zig found out that Tiny made a gif of him losing to Grace so Zig slams Tiny on the locker and Maya had a shocked look and later Tiny and Maya with Zig and Grace were at Maya's house and Grace almost gives Zig a homemade tattoo and Zig said let it cover my sleeves and Tiny said you don't wear sleeves and Maya gives Tiny a high five.

In Ready Or Not, Maya and Zig bring Tiny donuts in the hospital and Tiny tells Maya they can’t report Damon because “snitches get stitches.”

In Don’t Look Back, they both are taking a life-guarding class at the beach together. Later, Tiny gives Maya advice about the kids she’s babysitting. When Zig and Maya get in an argument, Tiny assures Maya he'll take care of Zig and for Maya to take care of herself.

Season 2[]

In #TurntUp, Maya and Tiny are talking with Grace before Zig interrupts.

In #TheseAreMyConfessions, Maya attends Tiny’s party in the woods. They are both concerned when Grace passes out and try to figure out how to help her.

Season 4[]

In #Fire, they go camping together along with their friends. They are seen sitting together and laughing while talking about old times.