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?

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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.

Amanda DuPont
Community Member
1 year ago

if mom insists on continuing the convo she cant be mad somebody else responded

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G13
Community Member
1 year ago

Idk if 11 year olds should have phones..

Anotherbored Pandaperson
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, then don't give your 11 year old a phone!

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blugeagua
Community Member
1 year ago

He/she didn’t even know they were talking to an eleven year old in the first place! Wow chill out mom. And why the hell does your child have a phone in the first place? Not cool

Marina
Community Member
1 year ago

And she called him retarded a predator and a pedophile. What an incredibly sick fu** person

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Ana Cuervo
Community Member
1 year ago

So, don't give your young girl a cell phone. As simple as that.

Kyle H
Community Member
1 year ago

I can see why you would, but only a flip phone

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

"how did you get this number tho" after him explaining that their numbers are one digit apart

Anotherbored Pandaperson
Community Member
1 year ago

Right?! How do so many people in this list not understand basic math lol

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alwaysMispelled
Community Member
1 year ago

Um, who even says this guy is an adult and not another teen or tween?! He just said his name was mark, so you know he's a boy. This lady went off and is just psycho. It's not like he sent a dick pic. And yeah, like someone else said, why didn't she just block his number instead of just flipping the psycho switch?

Uwe Theiss
Community Member
1 year ago

This mother is an idiot. He didn't write anything explicit. Why shouldn't I talk to children? Did she think every adult is a creep? Just calm down. Oh, and mostly he talked to the mother, not to the child.

Uwe Theiss
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh, and if mummy isn't an idiot, why didn't she just block his number? No chat required. Just do it and your kid is save inside your sick world.

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Saulo Frota
Community Member
1 year ago

What a lunatic

Miranda Noble
Community Member
1 year ago

wow. i hate people who act like she does.....

Pokemon sa
Community Member
1 year ago

Gimme this number i wanna get in a heated argument with this lady , this the stuff i love

ChiveChilly
Community Member
1 year ago

Me too and I don't know why

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anotherboredpanda
Community Member
1 year ago

Last word much?

Russian Otaku
Community Member
1 year ago

A retarded mother in its natural habitat.

M3era
Community Member
1 year ago

You shouldn't use the 'R' word, it's offensive.

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Jen Sam
Community Member
1 year ago

not like he sent a d* pic after she gave her daughter's age.

CA Michael
Community Member
1 year ago

That Mom is so ffing overprotective it seems she's deranged or something. Dont see any harm in following a trend

Mina MacLeod
Community Member
1 year ago

Karen, is that you?!

Anotherbored Pandaperson
Community Member
1 year ago

Um excuse me it's clearly Susan

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D. Pitbull
Community Member
1 year ago

So... if mommy is this uptight... and doesn't want to listen to the actual reason (aka: this is random. Do you know what random means?) - and continues to scream and tantrum-out even after it's all explained... why get her daughter a cell phone in the first place? Or why get her a fully functioning one? Why not get her those "kids phones" that allow for receipt/send of only *extremely specific contacts (ie: mom, dad, one other emergency contact)? "You sick f**k" really? was there a dick pic in there I didn't see?

Suzana Tatim
Community Member
1 year ago

Have a glass of wine, please...

Pug Pug
Community Member
1 year ago

So here is the new horror movie. The Number neighbor. He/she messages and becomes friends, until its creepy and you cant hide. they stalk you send you pics of your self and kill you. Then take your phone and text the next number neighbor up until they get to YOU!!!!

Alice Laughs
Community Member
1 year ago

A little deranged but I dig. All the commenters here like "but YOU DON'T KNOW WHO COULD BE ON THE OTHER END" really hype this up. Plot twist: It could be... it could be... A NORMAL HUMAN BEING.

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Pippa Runs
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow, mumma could have handled that way better.

Jacey Brenda King
Community Member
1 year ago

Unpopular opinion: Maybe, just maybe, the 11 year old doesn't need a phone. But that's just me.

Gaby Lirette
Community Member
1 year ago

11 year olds should not have phones unless they buy it themselves :) 11 year olds are kids, not teenagers

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

Geez, what a nasty neighbor

Bored Bitch
Community Member
1 year ago

*in Australian voice* down he this poor guy got a life threatening encounter with a Karen never go out here without being unarmed

Serena Larsen
Community Member
1 year ago

Aw, mom, chill. It's just a dude who got bored.

Tenay Douglas
Community Member
1 year ago

I get why the mom is pissed. I'd probably have the same reaction if my 11 year old had came to me in the middle of the night saying a strange man was texting her........however he said it was a misunderstanding so i feel like she took it too far at that point. You think she would be "adult" enough to understand that people make mistakes

Tenay Douglas
Community Member
1 year ago

Some people are night owls

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Sandra Simpson
Community Member
8 months ago

sheesh. In Mark's defense; 1. The girl never said "please stop texting me I am an 11yo girl" so Mark had no way of know that she was 11 or that she wanted him to stop 2. he was just trying to explain himself!!! like wtf mommmy!

Frozengeckolover
Community Member
1 year ago

The summer I was 13, I answered the phone at my house. A man said, "I hate to bother you, but I'm bored. Do you have a minute to talk?" I said, "I suppose. I was in the middle of a good book, though." He asked me what I was reading. I spent 10 minutes describing the characters and plot twists. He only interrupted me when he needed clarification about the story (I read a lot of classic lit). After 10 minutes, he said he had to go, but asked if he could call me again. He called me twice a week and I told him shortened versions of the books I was reading. He never asked me anything personal. We just talked about books. I did not tell my mom because I didn't think it was important (she was rarely home anyways). She found out and lost it. The guy was in jail and he had just dialed random numbers when he got phone time. She made out like he was a sexual predator. I don't think he was. I didn't talk to him again, but I did donate a lot of my old books to the local jail after that.

Katarina
Community Member
1 year ago

First of all, where does it say he’s an adult. She could’ve attacking a minor right now.

Benderong
Community Member
1 year ago

He could've been a 10 year old little boy named mark!

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Crystal Pearson
Community Member
1 year ago

What a cunt bitch.

Momo Skarsgård
Community Member
1 year ago

Just wow! She needs to go kick rocks, that mom is the restarted one not the trend.

Anotherbored Pandaperson
Community Member
1 year ago

Ironic that you misspelled 'retarded'. Don't mean to be mean, I just hate the use of 'retarded' as a term for 'stupid'

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Lucy Duquette
Community Member
6 months ago

This woman is a karen

Star McSnatch
Community Member
1 year ago

This mom doesn't deserve to be a mom. Jeez, she's being too overprotective like what the actual heck.

Quinn Alexander
Community Member
1 year ago

Feel sorry for that kid.

Donna Cheung
Community Member
1 year ago

OP writing "exceptable" really, really bothers me.

proof that tony stark has a ❤️
Community Member
1 year ago

Who's giving a "little girl" a phone w\ number

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
1 year ago

WOW

mcsa student
Community Member
1 year ago

Overprotective over-reactor much?

MaryBored Pasaribu
Community Member
1 year ago

i would be as angry as mother ... this is not cool

louis porter
Community Member
1 year ago

The kid must have an uncle that likes to bang her.

Stille20
Community Member
1 year ago

How about stop texting when you realize it is not being well received.

Uwe Theiss
Community Member
1 year ago

I also don't get why the mom don't just blocked the number instead of answering.

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criminalgirl
Community Member
1 year ago

No Mommy doesn't need to chill. This is how weirdo's behave. I know this. Trust me.

Anotherbored Pandaperson
Community Member
1 year ago

So, mommy gets to say 'I'm an adult! Hence you are clearly a pedophile! I'm holding this conversation with you, but I insist you stop talking to my daughter even though you clearly are not'??? She's nuts!

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C
Community Member
1 year ago

She's not wrong

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

This person just doesn't get the message to stop texting an 11 y/o girl.

Display Name
Community Member
1 year ago

There was no message for him to "get". He was advised by the girl's mother that she's 11. He had no contact with the girl after that point, only her mother.

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Peter “Kepro” Kasarda
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1 year ago

Never continue to talk with ANGRY women! just leave it omg :D

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1 year ago

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Don't care. If some person named Mark texted my 11 yr old late at night(granted she wouldn't have a phone but if she did) I'd go batshit crazy on them too. And wouldn't give a shit if they were 11 or 55. She asked the person to stop texting, so stop. Now you know the phone belongs to an 11 yr old. Stop why is he trying to explain. And you don't know why she needs the phone, may have a disability where she needs to text her parents. Or a parent is posted overseas with the military and that is how the talk to each other. You don't.

Krysta Pandoo
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1 year ago

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The texter is the shit. It's a child. Fuck off now .

Marnee DeRider
Community Member
1 year ago

He was never talking to the child. He was talking to her Mom. No different than if someone had called our house landline when I was a kid and talked to my Mom. That would be talking to my Mom, not me.

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Great work mum!

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

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Mom did the right thing. She protected her child with all she had, because the alternative would have been disastrous for the child. Some girls wish their mothers were tiger moms like this, to spare them some extreme experiences! Don't ever joke about grown ass men sending texts to small children in the middle of the night!

Oathbraker
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1 year ago

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I'm with the mom on this one. It's a retarded trend.

Julie Chaumet
Community Member
1 year ago

At least it's not a dangerous one, I think she overreacted this a bit

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1 year ago

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Okay get off your high horse and stop texting an 11 year old. When you fuck with a cub, the mama bear snaps, and rightfully so.

Pittsburgh rare
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1 year ago

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...and THAT'S what happens when you talk back to a mum. A simple apology in the first place would've saved him all the roasting.

Alice Laughs
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1 year ago

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Yeeaah... she's mama-bearing. He shouldn't have been like "it's just a trend. I have other hobbies" LOL

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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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