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Accidental Wrong Number Text Goes Viral, Helps Family in Need

Accidental Wrong Number Text Goes Viral, Helps Family in Need
A text message sent to a wrong number went viral and wound up helping a family in need. (Tatiana Dyuvbanova/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Wednesday, 14 March 2018 04:24 PM

When a woman texted a wrong number and ended up asking a stranger for fashion advice, she set off a chain reaction on Twitter that resulted in much-needed donations for a family in need.

A woman named Syd tried to text her friend for advice about an evening gown she was trying on. Instead, she got Tony Wood, a Missouri father of six. But rather than ignoring the text, he responded helpfully.

“I believe this message was intended for someone else,” Wood wrote in his text response, posted by Syd's friend on Twitter. “My wife isn’t home, so I couldn’t get her opinion, but the kids and I think you look stunning in your dress! You should definitely go with that one!” 

Then Wood sent Syd a picture of five of his six kids giving her a thumbs up.

Her friend Mandi Miller thought the exchange was cute and posted the photos on Twitter, where they quickly went viral, getting over 176,000 retweets and 700,000 likes as of Wednesday afternoon. 

People were happy to see others being nice to each other, and Wood chimed in with the reason his wife and sixth child hadn’t been in the picture: his 4-year-old is battling leukemia. 

Another Twitter user picked up the thread and posted about the family’s GoFundMe page, which soon swelled with donations well beyond the $10,000 they were seeking. 

Wood followed up by tweeting his thanks to everyone for their generosity. 

The family’s GoFundMe page has raised $46,000 so far.

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When a woman texted a wrong number and ended up asking a stranger for fashion advice, she set off a chain reaction on Twitter that resulted in much-needed donations for a family in need.
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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 04:24 PM
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