Good morning, neighbor! Lovely day we’re having. Hope this weather holds. When’s the last time you said hello to the people living next door to you? I do it every day if I happen to meet them in my building, but beyond that, I don’t really know my neighbors all that well. As do plenty of people, I’ll bet.

The era of friendly chatterbox neighbors is long past, but the age of ‘number neighbors’ has finally come. Twitter users gladly jumped on the newest trend spreading through the internet and started sending text messages to their ‘number neighbors’ — those people whose phone number’s last digit is off from theirs by one. Either up or down. So if my phone number were 123, my ‘number neighbors’ would be 122 and 124.

However, not all contact with ‘number neighbors’ went as planned. Plenty of people got unexpected, weird or even downright creepy replies. To keep you entertained, Bored Panda collected the most interesting text messages. Kick off your shoes, get comfortable, and start scrolling. Upvote your faves and let everyone know which ‘number neighbor’ texts you think are the best.

#1

My Number Neighbor Fried The Hell Out Of Me

My Number Neighbor Fried The Hell Out Of Me

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Artex Gorilla 2 weeks ago

Burn

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#2

I’m Bffs With Mine Now

I’m Bffs With Mine Now

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Isa 2 weeks ago

I am 49 and I am tempted to do this...send help! pllleaasee...oh god I need to get a life!

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The sad reality is that the fabric of society is changing: fewer and fewer people know their neighbors — who they are and what they do. Take the United States as an example. In 2018, Pew Research conducted a study with shocking conclusions. The findings show that less than a third — only 31% — of Americans know who their neighbors are. Unbelievable, I know. This number changes quite a bit if you go to the countryside (where 40% know who all or most of their neighbors are) and to urban neighborhoods (a mere 24% know the people living next to them). Ironically, it looks like the closer your neighbors live to you, the less well you know them.

#3

I Feel Attacked

I Feel Attacked

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A B C 2 weeks ago

Haha, I love the response

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#4

Yalllll, Look At My Number Neighbor

Yalllll, Look At My Number Neighbor

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C 2 weeks ago

Wow SO annoying. Pyramid schemers are the worst.

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Meanwhile, the New York Post writes that two out of every three millennials feel as though they don’t belong to the local community in which they live. Fortunately, around 69% stated that they wish things would be different, so perhaps there’s some hope for youngsters yet.

#5

Odd Request By My Number Neighbor

Odd Request By My Number Neighbor

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Foxxy 2 weeks ago

Haha, I like his style.

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#6

This Number Neighbor Game Is Dangerous

This Number Neighbor Game Is Dangerous

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Foxxy 2 weeks ago

Damn, that’s brutal lol.

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If you’re scared of getting to know your real neighbors, why not send your ‘number neighbor’ a friendly greeting, and let us know what kind of unexpected reply you get? Only remember to stay safe and not give out any important personal information. And if you want to read about wholesome neighborhood goodness, check out Bored Panda’s post about the teachings of everyone’s beloved Mr. Rogers.

#7

My Number Neighbor Speaks Russian!

My Number Neighbor Speaks Russian!

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Ksenia M 2 weeks ago

Russian detected)))))

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#8

Well That Went Well

Well That Went Well

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Nthati 2 weeks ago

This guy has a great sense of humour.

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#9

My Number Neighbor Was Pretty Cool And Gave Me A Potato Casserole

My Number Neighbor Was Pretty Cool And Gave Me A Potato Casserole

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Noez 🇸🇪 2 weeks ago

Love the last pic!

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#10

Appropriate

Appropriate

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daisydiamond 2 weeks ago

Good comeback!!!

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#11

Not Sure How To Feel About My Number Neighbor...

Not Sure How To Feel About My Number Neighbor...

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Xavier Wescott 2 weeks ago

perfect response!

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#12

You Won’t Believe Who My Number Neighbor Is

You Won’t Believe Who My Number Neighbor Is

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Biopithecus 2 weeks ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cy_the_Cardinal

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#13

Mine Has Some Serious Dad Energy And I'm About It

Mine Has Some Serious Dad Energy And I'm About It

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Alice Laughs 2 weeks ago

Aha "on my number's lawn" this is my favorite.

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#14

Im [friggin] Scared

Im [friggin] Scared

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Силвия Митева 2 weeks ago

that reply is a treasure

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#15

Oof

Oof

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Foxxy 2 weeks ago

Awww, that’s sad.

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#16

My Number Neighbor Pranked Me And It Has To Be The Best Thing To Happen All Day

My Number Neighbor Pranked Me And It Has To Be The Best Thing To Happen All Day

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#17

Had A Similar Experience No Thanks

Had A Similar Experience No Thanks

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Russian Otaku 2 weeks ago

Never seen it before so a +1 in my book

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#18

This Was A Gift

This Was A Gift

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Dr.Scott 2 weeks ago

"Please ask me who my cousin is."

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#19

Never Doing This Number Neighbor [crap] Again

Never Doing This Number Neighbor [crap] Again

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Anna von Überwald 2 weeks ago

Can anyone translate what he/she/that scary person wrote?

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#20

Omg

Omg

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misteriosa 2 weeks ago

Someone doesn't respect privacy of other people's phones, I see... also, jealous and obsessive much?

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#21

Just F*** Me Up Fam

Just F*** Me Up Fam

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Russian Otaku 2 weeks ago

Likely not wrong tho

#22

Mine No Nice :((

Mine No Nice :((

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A B C 2 weeks ago

Ha! I see a Simpsons meme, I upvote! <3

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#23

Number Neighbor

Number Neighbor

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Saulo Frota 2 weeks ago

Great comeback

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#24

Text Your Number Neighbor They Said... It’ll Be Fun They Said...

Text Your Number Neighbor They Said... It’ll Be Fun They Said...

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Noez 🇸🇪 2 weeks ago (edited)

Mommy needs to chill.

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#25

I Got Played

I Got Played

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Foxxy 2 weeks ago

What does that mean?

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#26

I’m Going To Jail

I’m Going To Jail

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Miranda Noble 2 weeks ago

I don't understand.... I'm the the FBI and FTC have nothing better to do than follow up on stupid memes.....

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#27

I’m Going To Invite Mine To A Bbq

I’m Going To Invite Mine To A Bbq

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Pug Pug 2 weeks ago

What game is that?

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#28

Ummmmm... Do I Tell Him?

Ummmmm... Do I Tell Him?

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Give me a beagle any day... 2 weeks ago

I don't get it? Explain, please?

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#29

My Number Neighbor

My Number Neighbor

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#30

Well They Sent Me A Link To Some Demon So I’m Afraid

Well They Sent Me A Link To Some Demon So I’m Afraid

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Marc 2 weeks ago

I admit it - I had to look it up!

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