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:

85% of replies:


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

Here is another batch of them, which I thought were the perfect mix of responses.























The people of this world…

I love them. Happy, sad, broken, mad. I love them.

Christmas is such an emotional time of year. Let’s all love each other a lot more. Just love. So often it goes further than anything else.

Dan Pearce, From My Single Dad Laughing Blog

PS. This is an ongoing project. Scroll down (in Facebook) or click here to view past “Wrong Number” posts.

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