30+ Times People Sent Texts To The Wrong Number And Got Hilarious Responses


Can you remember a time when you sent a text message to the wrong number? You might have entered the wrong number into your phone and sent a text to a complete stranger, and it must have been fairly awkward. Most people would just ignore your message, but there are a select few who reply. We found the most hilarious responses from people who received messages from the wrong number, and the conversation will have you laughing out loud. Continue reading for all the possible answers you could use when you get a message from the wrong number. 

1. “Sorry, I Can’t Come To Work Right Now. I’m In The Middle Of Something.”

When you give your employer your number, you should probably make sure you are giving them the correct number. Anthony thought he was texting his employee because they were late, and he did not expect this kind of response. 

"Sorry, I Can't Come To Work Right Now. I'm In The Middle Of Something."

Considering the employee was already 20 minutes late, we don’t think Anthony was in the mood to play games over text. We can’t help but laugh thinking about his reaction when he got this picture. 

2. You Are Being So Selfish, Karen

If you ever receive a picture of seven puppies, you probably won’t ignore it. This person was looking for a vet but messaged the wrong number, and they got someone’s hopes up about getting a puppy. 

You Are Being So Selfish, Karen

Who needs seven puppies? They can definitely afford to spare just one to someone who is going to love it. Also, this person is offering their care services for free, that is extremely kind. 

3. That Is Not A Cat

There are a few types of people in the world; the ones that don’t answer messages from unknown numbers, and the ones who do. This person refused to stop answering the person who kept sending pictures of their dog. 

That Is Not A Cat

We aren’t sure if they were joking or they don’t know what a dog looks like, but they wanted the person to stop sending “cat” pictures. Instead, they could not have answered, and the photos would have stopped. 

4. Unsolicited Nick Pics

When you want to post the cute picture you took last night, but it is on someone else’s phone, so you have to ask them to send it to you. This person got the wrong number from their friend and when they asked for the picture, they received an unexpected image. 

Unsolicited Nick Pics

No, it was not something inappropriate, but who would want an unsolicited picture of Nicolas Cage? We guess that is what this person gets for texting the wrong number. At least they got a good laugh out of it. 

5. Never Send A Death Announcement Via Text Message

Having a parent pass away is very difficult. Getting that type of news is heartbreaking, and it is not something you want to hear via text message. This person didn’t even have the decency to text the correct number to tell them the tragic news. 

Never Send A Death Announcement Via Text Message

Can you imagine receiving this text while your father is still alive and going into a panic because someone said that he died? 

6. James Sucks And Andrew Probably Does Too

For some people, ignoring a text message seems like an impossible task, even when it is from a random number. Instead of letting the person think they never got a response, there are people who will respond to tell them they have the wrong number. 

James Sucks And Andrew Probably Does Too

This person was kind enough to tell the person that they are not James. Even though someone messaged the wrong number, they had the audacity to insult the person they texted anyway. 

7. “Hi Is This Kaylee?” “No! You Have The Wrong Number.” “Are You Sure, Though?”

Have you ever purposefully given someone the incorrect number to be polite when you don’t want them to contact you? Well, This person got the wrong number from Kaylee and refused to believe it wasn’t her that he was texting. 

"Hi Is This Kaylee?" "No! You Have The Wrong Number." "Are You Sure, Though?"

This man has clearly ruined his relationship with Kaylee, and there is no going back. The first step in the healing process would have been to get the correct number. 

8. Why Wouldn’t He Have His “Queen’s” Number Saved?

Everyone wants to be treated like a Queen by their partner, and when this person received a message from someone calling them a queen, they were flattered despite not knowing them.

Why Wouldn't He Have His "Queen's" Number Saved?

We have to wonder why they wouldn’t have the correct number of the person they called “queen.” The person who received the messages wanted to be their new queen; they must be lonely. 

9. It Must Have Been A Wild Night

When you receive a message from an unknown number, it is a chance to try out some new jokes. This person found their inner comedian when they received a message from Dorothy. 

It Must Have Been A Wild Night

Dorothy must hear many jokes like this because of her name. We wouldn’t even be upset to receive this response because it is comedy gold. 

10. Daily Reminder To Call Your Mom

When you receive a message like this from an unknown number, your first instinct may be to ignore it, but what if your mom really wanted to get in touch with you. 

Daily Reminder To Call Your Mom

This person decided to be on the safe side and call their mom, but it turned out to be an unnecessary conversation. Andrea probably doesn’t feel guilty for getting this person to call their mom. 

11. A Bromance Made In Heaven

Here is a perfect example of why you should start by saying a simple “hey” when you text a new number. You never if you have the correct number right away, so confessing your love is risky. 

A Bromance Made In Heaven

Luckily, this person sent their love to someone who also has a sense of humor. We hope these two became friends because of this text exchange. 

12. George Foreman At Your Service

We are going to assume the sender received a call from this number, and instead of answering, they decided to text the person asking who they are. They were asking all the important questions and the person responded in the perfect way. 

George Foreman At Your Service

Some people identify as boys or girls, while others identify as grills. Everyone has the right to be who they want to be, even if that is an electrical appliance. 

13. Who Is Jessica??

Remember, in Spongebob, Patrick is getting phone calls at the Krusty Krab, and he keeps saying, “No, this is Patrick.” That seems to be the case here. This person was looking for Jessica, but they are talking to the wrong person. 

Who Is Jessica??

The person who received the messages was very confused as to who Jessica is, and how this person got their number. 

14. Nope, Definitely Not You

When you message a number that you haven’t spoken to before, it is probably smart to start by saying “hello.” This person decided to go all-in when they texted this number for the first time. 

Nope, Definitely Not You

When you tell someone you have feelings for them; it must feel horrible to realize they gave you the wrong number. At least both parties can look back and laugh about this.

15. Show Me The Deals!!

Everyone loves a good bargain, so whether you know the person or not, you won’t be mad about a discount on green beans. This person was intrigued by the possibility of cheap green beans, so they decided to answer the unknown number. 

Show Me The Deals!!

It’s nice to see strangers sharing the discounts they find at grocery stores with other people. You never know when you will find discounted beans again. 

16. “Whoa, Man. I’m Not Interested In Anything But The Car.”

When you are so used to texting the same person all day, you might assume that their name will be at the top of your message screen. This person forgot that they had been texting with someone else more recently. 

"Whoa, Man. I'm Not Interested In Anything But The Car."

We wonder if Mario decided to buy the car despite the text message mix-up. If they did end up meeting, it must have been an awkward encounter. 

17. When You Profess Your Love To The Wrong Person

It must be extremely uncomfortable to text someone telling them that you love them only to realize you messaged the wrong number. We don’t know who Ashley is, but she found someone to love her and decided to give him the wrong number. 

When You Profess Your Love To The Wrong Person

The person who received the messages was happy to get some love, even if it was intended for Ashley and not them. 

18. “I Said Don’t Ask”

When you tell someone not to ask about something, their first thought is to ask about it. Why wouldn’t someone be intrigued when they receive a photo of an organized pantry, and they are told not to ask about the rest of the kitchen? 

"I Said Don't Ask"

They asked what everyone was thinking, and why not; it’s not like they know the person who sent them the message. Do you think they eventually got a picture of the rest of the kitchen? 

19. How Did He Get That Name?

We have so many questions regarding this seven-word sentence. Who is Hickory Ham Mike, and how did he get this person’s number? With a name like that, we can’t blame someone for giving him the wrong number on purpose. 

How Did He Get That Name?

His name is intriguing, and it makes you want to know more about him, but we wouldn’t blame this person for not answering either. 

20. ‘Murica

“Land of the free and home of the brave.” That is the American motto, and this person was asked if they are free, so they thought of the only logical answer for this stranger. 


Why simply tell someone they have the wrong number when you could use comedy to get your point across. 

21. When Google Is More Efficient Than Trained Professionals

It is somewhat concerning that Matt had to text another doctor to figure out what was wrong with a patient, and the fact that he didn’t have doctor Park’s number saved in his phone. 

When Google Is More Efficient Than Trained Professionals

It is also sad that trained professionals took three hours to figure out how to treat this patient when a person could google the symptoms and figure out the treatment within minutes. 

22. She Can’t Be Fired Because She Already Quit

In today’s times, you can text your boss telling them you want to quit instead of speaking to them face-to-face. This worked in Rachel’s favor so she could avoid the award interaction. 

She Can't Be Fired Because She Already Quit

It is a good thing Rachel was already quitting because she ruined the whole professional interaction by accidentally sending the cookie photo. Now, her boss knows how Rachel is celebrating quitting. 

23. Pump The Breaks

Remember how awkward it was to text your crush for the first time. You probably didn’t think they would answer, and if they did, you didn’t know what to say because you hadn’t prepared for that. 

Pump The Breaks

These strangers had that same sort of awkward interaction, and the receiver of messages realized quickly how fast their relationship was moving. Might as well slow things down before they get too intense. 

24. Definitely The Wrong Hair Dresser

It is common for people to text their hairstylists for appointments or hair-related questions, so Jeff decided to book an appointment with his stylist Mary. Sadly for Jeff, he mistyped Mary’s number and received the two worst haircut options. 

Definitely The Wrong Hair Dresser

Jeff must have wondered what happened to Mary when he saw these two hairstyle options because that is not her usual work. 

25. That Is Horribly Cruel

When you work in a store with shifts, it is common for people to switch shifts when they can’t request off. People need to have the correct number for their co-workers, so this situation doesn’t happen. 

That Is Horribly Cruel

Instead of telling Melanie, she had the wrong number, they decided to wait until 45 minutes before her shift to say there was no one to replace her. 

26. Why Is He Giving His Mother’s Number Away To Strangers?

We have so many questions about these text messages. First of all, who doesn’t have their mom’s number saved or know it by heart? Second, why would they share their mom’s number with a stranger?

Why Is He Giving His Mother's Number Away To Strangers?

The receiver was clearly very confused when they were sent this person’s mom’s number, and they didn’t know what to do with that information. 

27. They Weren’t Ready For That Response

Most people would be uncomfortable if they receive a message from someone saying “hey baby.” You might start to wonder if you gave your number out at the bar when you were too intoxicated. 

They Weren't Ready For That Response

Instead of not answering or replying that they had the wrong number, this person decided to use a little humor to figure out who this stranger is. 

28. Whatever You Do, Don’t Eat The Cookie

It is so kind that someone bought their friend a cookie, but they should really double-check before they text next time so that they can thank the right person. 

Whatever You Do, Don't Eat The Cookie

The person who received the “thank you” message knew that they had sent it to the wrong number, so they took the opportunity to mess with a stranger. 

29. Congrats On Graduation Random Person

This excited graduate wanted to share a picture from her important day with someone and accidentally sent it to the wrong person, but they had the perfect response. 

Congrats On Graduation Random Person

Instead of ignoring the photo, the person decided to congratulate the woman and let her know that she had the wrong number in a funny way. 

30. Sorry, He Does Not Want To Come Over

When you meet someone on a night out, you hope they will have the decency to give you the correct number, Well, that was not the case for this guy. He tried to shoot his shot by texting the girl he met to come over and didn’t get the response he had expected. 

Sorry, He Does Not Want To Come Over

Instead of a girl texting him back, he received a picture from another guy who seems used to receiving these messages from the wrong number. 

31. Why Aaron Carter? Why?

When some random number asks you to hang out, there is no better response than a picture of young Aaron Carter. You don’t need to explain or add any text, just send the images and let the confusion set in. 

Why Aaron Carter? Why?

We can’t tell if the person knows they sent a message to the wrong number, but they don’t seem to know who Aaron Carter is, which is a big red flag. 

32. Never, Ever Turn Off The Vacuum

If you have ever received a random message from an unknown number, do you ignore it or have some fun with the person who sent it? When Tae Soo sent a message to the wrong number, the receiver decided to have some fun with her. 

Never, Ever Turn Off The Vacuum

We hope she realized that she sent the message to the wrong number before she broke the vacuum. 

33. What Type Of Hammer Do You Identify With

Before you completely ignore a random number, there are times when you should clarify who the sender is because it might be someone you know. This person wanted to clarify who the sender was, but Hammer wasn’t giving away any useful information. 

What Type Of Hammer Do You Identify With

This person either knows more than one hammer or realized the ridiculousness of someone calling themselves hammer, so they sent some pictures of hammers to figure out who was texting. 

34. That’s A Sad Response To Receive

So you are at the bar, and you are talking to a guy, but you aren’t into him, so you try to end the conversation. As you are saying goodbye, he asks for your number, and instead of being rude, you give him a random number. Unfortunately, he decides to text you right away. 

That's A Sad Response To Receive

We hope this was a big bar or Sophie left, so she doesn’t have to deal with that uncomfortable interaction now that this person knows she gave him the wrong number. 

35. Maybe In Another Lifetime, But Not This One

First of all, if you like someone enough to call her “Princess,” at least take the time to save her number correctly. Although he got the number wrong, he gained a soulmate for another lifetime. 

Maybe In Another Lifetime, But Not This One

It is fun to see when people play along with the people they accidentally text. We hope they fall in love in their next life. 

36. You’re Out Of The Band, Chris

Messing around with people who send you a text accidentally can be pretty entertaining. Chris was trying to change the rehearsal, and instead of texting the correct person, he messed up the number. 

You're Out Of The Band, Chris

While this person could have told Chris that he had the wrong number, and was not texting Alex, he decided to play a prank on him. We hope Chris found out he is not kicked out of the quartet. 

37. “I Can Be Whoever You Want”

It seems that this person texted their ex Angela, but she changed her number and someone else has it now. They don’t seem to mind receiving messages about Breaking Bad

"I Can Be Whoever You Want"

Maybe if they pretend to be Angela, the person will get over their ex and be able to move on with the help of this stranger. 

38. A Fun Game Called “Waste My Time.”

If you are going to message someone about important information like a proposal for a new roof, you might want to check that you have the correct contact information. Shawn meant to text Korey, but he must have typed the number in wrong. 

A Fun Game Called "Waste My Time."

Instead of starting by telling Shawn he had the wrong number, this person decided to mess with him to waste a few minutes of his life. 

39. Who Hates Beyonce?

If you are unaware, Beyonce fans are part of the Beyhive, and they will defend her no matter what. Beyonce fans will not stand for anyone disrespecting their queen. 

Who Hates Beyonce?

The person who was accused of hating Beyonce was not going to stand by and let someone think they hated Queen Bey. Also, Bridget has some explaining to do because who in their right mind hates Beyonce? 

40. How Dare She Not Give Her Real Number To A Strange Man!

Meeting strangers at the club is all fun and games till they ask for your number, and you have to decide whether to say no or be kind and give them a fake one. This person gave Pedro a phony number, and he was not happy to find out. 

How Dare She Not Give Her Real Number To A Strange Man!

We don’t know why Pedro is so shocked, though. After meeting someone in a club for a few minutes, it is unlikely that you really want to see them again. 

41. This Is The Picture You Wanted, Right?

Based on this message, we are sure the receiver was thoroughly confused when they read this message. They clearly didn’t know how to react to this, so the only logical way was to send a picture of them in a banana costume. 

This Is The Picture You Wanted, Right?

The sender must have felt embarrassed to send that message to the wrong number, or they were confused why they got a picture of a girl in a banana costume. 

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