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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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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Силвия Митева
Community Member
3 years ago

this ons is actually funny

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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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years ago

Russian detected)))))

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#8

Well That Went Well

Well That Went Well

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Nthati
Community Member
3 years 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
3 years ago

Love the last pic!

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#10

Appropriate

Appropriate

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daisydiamond
Community Member
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years ago

that reply is a treasure

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#15

Oof

Oof

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Foxxy
Community Member
3 years 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
3 years ago

I don't get it.

kkathleen517
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't get it either dude.

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fresh five84
Community Member
3 years ago

The phone number in the message is the number of a hotel the people in the picture work at. When they called the number a real person answered and they thought it was a voicemail but really they were talking to real people. They thought they were being played becuase it was for a hotel till they sent the picture and said it was slow at the hotel so they wanted to play around with the person. I hope that helps you out.

Ava Florine
Community Member
3 years ago

Almost! They had them call a friend's phone number not a real hotel because they said that they "sound cute" and at the end they said "we know we answered" so it was probably the phone of another person in the picture. Hope this clears some things up!

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kkathleen517
Community Member
3 years ago

What the heck? I don't get it.

Saulo Frota
Community Member
3 years ago

They look fun. I'd invite them for a happy hour.

louis porter
Community Member
3 years ago

Dafuq was all that about?

Leslie Bethea
Community Member
3 years ago

Prison Party? What?

Stacy Rae
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I don't understand why she called the number about a "reservation." Reservation for what? A hotel, ok, but when did she make this reservation?

Cheyenne Virrill
Community Member
2 years ago

wah.....ok cool ummmmmm

Catherine Todd
Community Member
2 years ago

HAHAHAHA! Best one yet!

Sedef Özüpek
Community Member
3 years ago

I DON'T UNDERSTAND PLEEEEEASE SOMEBODY HEEEEEEEEEEEELP

Susan Bosse
Community Member
3 years ago

This is cute!!!

Alice Laughs
Community Member
3 years ago

This one was cute! Neighborhood chat .. lol

Pokemon sa
Community Member
3 years ago

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Ahh we so legit and cool , douches

Pokemon sa
Community Member
3 years ago

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The worst one yet ,

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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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
Community Member
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years ago (edited)

Mommy needs to chill.

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#25

I Got Played

I Got Played

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Foxxy
Community Member
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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 year 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
3 years ago

I admit it - I had to look it up!

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