Serendipity is defined as the occurrence of fortunate events by chance or accident. It refers to the act of finding something valuable or pleasant while searching for something else entirely.

Interesting fact: The word “serendipity” was coined by Horace Walpole in 1754, inspired by the Persian fairy tale “The Three Princes of Serendip.” In the story, the princes make unexpected discoveries through their observations and deductions. This term has since become widely used to describe the experience of stumbling upon something delightful or beneficial unexpectedly.