As you know, my recent favorite thing is to send out random texts to known cell phone prefixes to see what kind of responses people will send back to me.

To me. A perfect stranger.

In the past Wrong Number posts, I’ve tried a few different messages. This time, I simply declared… “Isn’t life just… THE BEST?!”

246 wrong numbers. That’s how many texts I sent this time around, all with the exact same words to totally random people.

This screen capture pretty much sums up most of the replies I got:

85% of replies:


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

Here are 20 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!