I think the word "fate" is useless, because those who believe in it can never seem to prove it. Whether it's destiny or not doesn't really matter, because it did happen. For what reason, doesn't really matter. I believe in cause and effect. Some might say it's the same as destiny or fate, but I don't believe it is. Destiny somehow suggests that we can predict minuscule things like this, but we can't. Cause and effect is what we observe around our world right now. Everything we do is triggered by prior events and the laws of nature. No magic, voodoo or hokus pokus there.