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 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 new 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, I'd send a neighborly funny message to numbers 122 and 124.

However, not all of the texting with ‘number neighbors’ went as planned. Plenty of people got unexpected, weird, or even downright creepy replies to the unknown number texts. To keep you entertained, Bored Panda collected the most interesting text messages from the Twitter thread. Kick off your shoes, get comfortable, and start scrolling. Upvote your favorite funny tweets 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
Community Member
1 year ago

Burn

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#2

I’m Bffs With Mine Now

I’m Bffs With Mine Now

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Isa
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

Russian detected)))))

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#8

Well That Went Well

Well That Went Well

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Nthati
Community Member
1 year 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 🇸🇪
Community Member
1 year ago

Love the last pic!

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#10

Appropriate

Appropriate

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daisydiamond
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

that reply is a treasure

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#15

Oof

Oof

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year 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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Give me a beagle any day...
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't get it.

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#17

Had A Similar Experience No Thanks

Had A Similar Experience No Thanks

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Russian Otaku
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#20

Omg

Omg

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misteriosa
Community Member
1 year ago

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

Suzanne Harris
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, that person seems way off the deep end for something that small. And beat the eff out of them? Good grief.

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Dr.Scott
Community Member
1 year ago

So, the text basically started out as "hey this is a random text to someone I don't know" and the woman elevated to he's having an affair and I'm going to beat the hell out of him? Either a) she's a jealous obsessive person or b) he's been caught before.

Anotherbored Pandaperson
Community Member
1 year ago

Or tbh she is/was cheating on him and now she's paranoid

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Olga Antonova
Community Member
1 year ago

I agree that texting randomly at 11 at night is not a good idea at all.

Uwe Theiss
Community Member
1 year ago

depends on the country and day. Also, it is only texting and no phonecall. You can answer the next day. Don't you mute your phone when you want to sleep?

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D. Pitbull
Community Member
1 year ago

Sounds like SUCH a healthy relationship!!!

K Miller
Community Member
1 year ago

And the fact she got jealous when all they said was hey number neighbour... bit of an over reaction...

María Hermida
Community Member
1 year ago

She's angry at her husband because he got a message? What a possessive cow! What's she doing checking another person's phone, anyway?

Benderong
Community Member
1 year ago

True, I feel sorry for the poor guy, no privacy at all!

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Pippa Runs
Community Member
1 year ago

Ummm she’s crazy.

Chara
Community Member
1 year ago

lmao they sound jealous if they think a random number like this can ruin relationships

bee pot
Community Member
1 year ago

time to dump the jealous gf lol.

Zehra Nasir
Community Member
1 year ago

what a bad person..what is she even doing checking his phone. ahole

Jessica
Community Member
1 year ago

Sounds like the relationship was already ruined

Katy Keyes
Community Member
1 year ago

Yikes lady

Marina
Community Member
1 year ago

So the last posts on these thread are the last because the neighbors are sociopaths

Jen Sam
Community Member
1 year ago

ooooor you could learn to trust your husband- and if he's broken that trust, you could ditch him.

Frozengeckolover
Community Member
1 year ago

Agreed. If you cannot trust your partner, leave them! "But I know he really loves me. He promised he wouldn't cheat again. I just have to control his every move so I know he's not playing." Ummm, No! He does not love you! He will cheat again! Leave him!

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Miranda Noble
Community Member
1 year ago

I like how she said "you can ruin people's relationships"... YOU, meaning, your own self crazy lady!!! lol

Julia Merchant
Community Member
1 year ago

Why does SHE look at HIS phone and check the messages?!

BingeFest1
Community Member
1 year ago

Crazy Bitch

Frozengeckolover
Community Member
1 year ago

Rude! Why does she have her husband's phone? Why is she responding to texts on her husband's phone? Why would one text, which was explained as a "number neighbor" text, ruin their relationship? This woman has issues!

Quinn Alexander
Community Member
1 year ago

As much as she's kind of being a jerk about it, I wouldn't have been any nicer, I HATE solicitors, my phone is my private network, and randos just come off as annoying. What else though is I do still enjoy this kind of trend, so I can't judge either person here.

Laurie Goff
Community Member
1 year ago

My brother travels a lot and when he is out of country his calls and texts defaults to his wife's number.

Marnee DeRider
Community Member
1 year ago

You can text someone at ANY TIME. It's like email. Calling someone is a different matter and we've had 100 years of knowing you don't call during sleepy time. But text is not a synchronous action. You text and when they have time (maybe a couple of day's later), they respond. If they don't want to read a text at 11 at night, they should ignore their phone, just like I ignore my email when I'm in bed. Sheesh, it's not rocket science. I don't text much, but if anyone I knew ever tried to tell me when I could or could not text, I would end my relationship with that person.

Hard 2 Guess
Community Member
1 year ago

Who the heck texts randomly at 11 at night? Worse time to text anything except real important stuff.

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#21

Just F*** Me Up Fam

Just F*** Me Up Fam

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Russian Otaku
Community Member
1 year ago

Likely not wrong tho

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#22

Mine No Nice :((

Mine No Nice :((

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A B C
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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 🇸🇪
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Mommy needs to chill.

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#25

I Got Played

I Got Played

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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...
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't get it? Explain, please?

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#29

My Number Neighbor

My Number Neighbor

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Johnathan Maloney
Community Member
1 month ago

People from Desoto, Texas

#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
Community Member
1 year ago

I admit it - I had to look it up!

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