You know me, friends. When I’m bored, I like to spend all sorts of time sending texts to unknown numbers and seeing what they reply. I’d call it time well-wasted. I like to see what they will reply to me.

A perfect stranger.

In all the past Wrong Number posts, I’ve tried a few different messages. This time, I wanted to do a holiday edition, and specifically ask what secret thoughts people have about Christmas. I sent this message: “Happy Holidays from a complete stranger!” I’m just wondering… What is the most secret

304 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:

80% of replies:


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

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!