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This wrong number text about a newborn baby lead to an unexpected friendship

Finally, a wrong number text with a happy ending.

WE’VE SEEN A lot of wrong number texts with funny and strange outcomes, so it’s lovely to see one work out so nicely.

deorick1 Source: Facebook/Deorick Williams

Over the weekend, Deorick Williams from Florida found himself included in a family’s group chat about the birth of a new baby.

He tried to tell them that they had the wrong number…

deorick2 Source: Facebook/Deorick Williams

But they kept sending him texts…

deorick3 Source: Facebook/Deorick Williams

And eventually he decided to just go and visit the family in the hospital, bearing gifts for the baby.

deorick4 Source: Facebook/Deorick Williams

The family were touched by the gesture, and posted a picture of them and their new friends gathered around the new mother’s hospital bed, writing:

What a blessing these two guys were to our family… You two are great guys and thank you for giving to someone you didn’t know! If we all only had this kind of heart.

Williams posted the texts and pictures on his own Facebook page – they’ve been shared over 175,000 times, and he’s getting praised all round for being a sound lad.

Ahhh. If only more wrong number texts turned out like this.

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