A random funny text to a stranger got me to thinking… What would other random strangers reply if they got a random text from an unknown number. As you’ll remember from my past “Wrong Number” posts, all sorts of responses start coming through, and some of them are incredible…

299 wrong numbers. That’s how many texts I sent this time around, all with the same upbeat and positive message: “We don’t know each other. I just wanted you to know that you are a wonderful person inside and out. This world is a better place with you in it. Just my opinion.”

To complete this task, I chose known prefixes for cell phones in one particular area, and I sent the message out to all 299 people (a labor of love which always takes a couple of days).

Most of those I sent it to either didn’t reply or simply told me I had the wrong number. This screen capture (from the first Wrong Numbers post) pretty much sums up those ones:

85% of replies:


But…

Some replies were a little (or a lot) more incredible, hilarious, or powerful than that.

Here is another batch of them, which I thought were the perfect mix of responses.

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The people of this world…

I love them. Happy, sad, broken, mad. I love them.

Dan Pearce, From My Single Dad Laughing Blog

PS. This is an ongoing project. Scroll down (in Facebook) or click here to view past “Wrong Number” posts.

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