We’ve all texted or called the wrong number before, perhaps many times. Usually, we realize it’s the wrong number quickly. Sometimes, however, wrong number texts can turn out into very funny circumstances, especially if you get the right person on the other end. If you’ve ever texted the wrong number or received a text from a random person, you may have experienced a hilarious text exchange.
We collected 40 of the best wrong number texts online that must be seen to be believed. They’re funny, shocking, even pretty strange, and of course, ended up on the internet. At least they were left anonymous so the senders weren’t destroyed for their responses. Next time you receive a wrong number text, you might just want to play along and make a joke out of it. Who knows, you might even find a situation as hilarious as the ones that unfolded below.
40. The Roommate
It can be hard for people to come out of the closet, especially to the people they love most. It’s one of the most vulnerable states you can be in since you’re revealing something extremely personal to your closest friends and family. It can also be difficult if it’s something you’ve hidden for a long time. This guy wasn’t very good at hiding it since his mom knew he was gay since he was five. Even though it’s an awkward exchange with the wrong number, the mom handled it quite well. Honestly, it’s pretty cute (via My Health Gazette).
This person didn’t immediately realize that the address given was fake. The gray text had the wrong number, and they only realize when the green text isn’t responding as they’d expect them to. The number was only off by one digit. Even so, they accidentally text the wrong number again and don’t realize the address given is fake at first. It seems the recipient loved the wrong number text convo and wanted to keep it going (via Reddit).
This is one of the funniest wrong number texts on this list. First, it’s a male stripper texting someone he believes to be a gorgeous lady, and second, the recipient responds by saying they’re most definitely not a gorgeous lady. Even so, Brian persists and thinks they’re just being shy, and doesn’t realize he has the wrong number. The OP tried to explain to them that they were not the right person, but Brian doesn’t believe them. Sorry, Brian (via My Health Gazette).
This dog just makes the photo. It looks like it’s a human, and has its head tilted to the side. They’re ready to meet the sender of the wrong number. The guy even goes so far as to ask for the location and time, to meet them there with the dog. We’re all probably wondering if they ended up meeting (via Reddit).
This wrong number text started as a threat and ended with a free television. Talk about luck! Even so, we send our condolences to this woman. Unfortunately, they had a horrible one-night stand with some dude who decided to steal their television. That’s pretty brave so let’s hope karma ended up getting them (via My Health Gazette).
The recipient of this wrong number text did some good detective work. Even though it was the wrong number, they still had the sender admit they pooped in someone’s yard. It’s not every day you hear about something like that happening. That’s some pretty good – or disgusting, depending on how you look at it – work and the OP seems to be quite proud (via Reddit).
This is one of the strangest wrong number exchanges of all time. The person sending the wrong number text asked the other person who they were. If you’re not sure who you’re talking to, that opens a lot of doors for a hilarious exchange and interesting photos. And this person needs to get their eyes checked because they thought the photos were of a cat (via My Health Gazette).
At least this person tried, even though the wrong number recipient can’t know the right number. How could they possibly know? There are infinite possibilities. Regardless, if there was one question to ask, we guess it would be “what is the right number?” (via Reddit).
This is one of the most hilarious wrong-number texts on this list. It doesn’t make that much sense. Regardless, let’s hope the mule gets the shoes he needs. We’re all probably wondering what the response was. How do you even respond to that (via Buzzfeed)?
You’ll get all kinds of people on Craigslist. Many of them are normal people, but most of them are weirdos and are usually looking for strange relationships with their potential buyers. It’s pretty similar to Tinder, right? Looks like we’re wrong. This person shopping for a used vehicle set up an appointment to meet with the seller the following day at six. Afterward, they received a very flirtatious text from the seller. We’re all probably wondering what was going on through that guy’s head when he sent that text (via My Health Gazette).
Even though this wrong number exchange seems short and pointless, it also seems pretty powerful. You could even write an entire love story out of it. We’ll never really know who the worm boy is, but we can agree with the recipient. We’ll miss them too. There are so many questions left unanswered (via Me Me).
It’s hilarious that the person texting the wrong number told them they’re wasting their time. They’re the ones who got the number wrong and weren’t texting the actual Linda. Regardless, the recipient admitted they wanted pizza, which is something most of us would probably say as well (via Reddit).
If someone says “don’t ask,” what’s the first thing you’d do? Ask! The contents of the kitchen cupboards don’t matter, but since they sent an intriguing text to the wrong number saying don’t ask, it suddenly became very interesting. We’ll never know what the rest of their kitchen looks like but we can probably assume it’s not very tidy (via My Health Gazette).
This is one way to make friends, accidentally text the wrong number and hope they want to join you on a spontaneous adventure. Who knows, maybe they could’ve become friends! At least the recipient knows they have a fishing buddy for next time (via Reddit).
This was one of the best responses ever. This guy mimicked Tony’s pose, telling him it was the wrong number. Unfortunately for Tony, he was probably pretty disappointed to learn that he got the wrong number from someone he found attractive. Hopefully, something good came out of this, like the two guys becoming best friends. Regardless, we wouldn’t want to be Tony. Hopefully he has better luck next time (via My Health Gazette).
How else would you respond to this text? This is one of the wittiest wrong number responses ever, even though it’s pretty simple. They sent “ok” after this, and the OP found it extremely hilarious. We did, too (via Reddit).
We’re all wondering where George is. Is he honest and actually at work? Is he cheating on his wife? Unfortunately, we’ll never have the right answer to these questions. The recipient of the wrong number text is on our side. We all want to beat George’s a** too (via Buzzfeed).
We all feel sorry for Brandon, who apparently sent a wrong number text. He, like many other guys on this list, got the wrong number after meeting a beautiful woman. It’s funny that the OP was a dude with a girlfriend. At least he gives Brandon some decent advice (via Reddit).
This guy and his friend don’t text very often, as he accidentally texted the wrong number. At first, they don’t realize they’re texting the wrong number about how much they have had to drink. The recipient keeps going with the joke. It turns out that he was texting the star of the “Toy Story” franchise Buzz Lightyear (via My Health Gazette).
Somehow, this guy manages to text the wrong number, twice. What’s even funnier is that he thinks he texts his friend saying the wrong number guy was a smart a**, only to realize he messaged the same number, again. The OP’s response to “Joe Mama” is priceless. This man needs glasses (via Reddit).
We want to hear everything too. Who is Jake and how did he manage to set his butthole on fire again? This Jake guy needs to learn a lesson or two if this isn’t the first time he set his butthole on fire. Hopefully, this wrong number recipient learned what happened to Jake (via Reddit).
Pedro, like many other guys on this list, was given the wrong number. Most of us have been on one end of this situation before at least once or even multiple times. We can all feel sorry for Pedro. It took Pedro three hours to realize he received the wrong number at the club last night. At least this guy didn’t string him along (via My Health Gazette).
This is one of the best responses ever. Of all the names out there, it’s Dorothy. Of course, we all probably would have immediately thought of the Wizard of Oz and responded the same way. Maybe Dorothy was looking for the Wizard’s number instead (via Reddit).
First of all, who says “raise the roof” anymore? ‘T-Rex’ is also a pretty awesome nickname. The response was comical, calling them a brontosaurus and explaining they wouldn’t be able to raise the roof with their tiny arms. These are the types of wrong number texts that make the accident worth it (via My Health Gazette).
This person doesn’t know how wrong numbers work. Even though they’re texting the correct number, it’s still not the correct person they’re trying to reach. Hopefully, this person understood how wrong numbers work, otherwise, they’re going to be confused for the rest of their life (via Reddit).
Why do people who text the wrong number blame the person for wasting their time? They’re actually the ones wasting someone else’s time. The recipient of the wrong number was as clear as day, and at least tried to tell the person they had the wrong number. They didn’t seem very receptive to their kindness (via Me Me).
This is something out of a movie. Interestingly enough, you can still see the address given. We’ll never know if they have dead bodies hidden there. We would probably all want to make a joke out of the wrong number text, and this person did it in such a great way. Unfortunately, we’ll never get to see their response (via Reddit).
Next time you receive a wrong number text photo from a bunch of girls, make sure you text them a photo of the same pose back, just like these guys did. These women got a text from a group of soldiers, who were more than willing to respond. It was definitely worth the laugh (via My Health Gazette).
This isn’t a text message you’d expect to receive ever really. This person was honest and admitted they forgot to let the dog out of the house. At least they don’t have to tell the original person since the dog didn’t end up sh*ting on the couch in the end (via Reddit).
This reaction was priceless as not only were they shocked, but they went so far as to respond in all caps that they were not the person they “kind of liked.” If this is how the person was texting, we can only imagine what their reaction was like in real life. Hopefully, this guy’s ego wasn’t shattered too much as he was only trying to respond in a pretty hilarious way (via Imgur).
This person is such a tease. We don’t know if it’s a guy or a girl but it shouldn’t matter that they don’t know each other. If they’re ready to party, they should invite them to party! Sometimes, friendships form out of the blue, and through random occurrences such as this one. This would be a pretty hilarious story to tell if the two did end up meeting each other. There was so much potential in this wrong number text (via My Health Gazette).
This wrong number led to the recipient placing an order. We’re all probably wondering what their response was, and how long it took them to realize they had the wrong number. It’s not something you’d expect your friend to say if you were ordering them from McDonald’s. They might’ve even thought their friend was playing a joke at first (via Reddit).
Just like Dorothy’s wrong number text, this person also received a photo of Corey. That is, Cory from the old Disney show, “That’s So Raven.” Sending memes in response to a wrong number text is one of the best ways to make fun of the situation. Hopefully, this person ended up finding the real Corey (via My Health Gazette).
This escalated rather quickly. The recipient of the wrong number sounds like he was having a bad day. At least the person texting them seems relaxed. Unfortunately, we never found out the surprise (via Reddit).
Our first question is how do you categorize a cable as standard? All cables come in different shapes and sizes, and all have different purposes. It doesn’t make any sense. The OP responded to this wrong number text wonderfully by saying “this is a standard cat,” pretty much proving our point about labeling a cable as standard. Before he disappeared for good, he laughed and responded “nice cat.” Great job, OP (via My Health Gazette).
Receiving bad news via a text message is just horrible. It lacks compassion. At the very least, give someone a phone call, especially if it has to do with someone passing away. Luckily, this person wasn’t in shock when they received the wrong number text, because their father passed away over 20 years ago. If this text went to the wrong person, there could’ve been some serious repercussions (via My Health Gazette).
This person is bringing chili. He made his point many times. The OP responded by telling them it was the wrong number, and then “ok.” Maybe he could’ve asked for an invite to the potluck so he could also bring chili (via Me Me).
This was a pretty mean joke. Melanie accidentally texted the wrong number, and now she’s going to get in trouble for not showing up to her shift if she doesn’t receive the message on time. At the very least, the OP could’ve played along with it for a few minutes and then told them they had the wrong number, instead of telling them 45 minutes before their shift. Melanie’s in for an awkward day at work the next time she goes in (via My Health Gazette).
This person wanted a dog. Honestly, we would all offer to take care of dogs for free, so can we blame them? They also have a point, no one needs seven dogs. We’ll never find out if they ended up getting a dog (via Bored Panda).
This is one of the funniest ways to respond to a wrong number text. The first person didn’t know if it was Jessica, so they asked several times until they got an answer. According to the zoomed-in photo, it’s not Jessica. The mustache was all we needed to see, to know it wasn’t Jessica. It’s pretty passive-aggressive but hilarious at the same time (via My Health Gazette).