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.

306 wrong numbers. That’s how many texts I sent this time, all with an upbeat and positive message.

I chose known prefixes for cell phones in my area, and I sent the message out (a labor of love which took a couple of days, LOL).

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:


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

Here are 21 of them.

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 2 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!