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Woman sends wrong text β€” and response goes viral for a good cause

INSIDER logoINSIDER 3/14/2018 Talia Lakritz

a screenshot of a social media post of a person: A text about a dress went to the wrong number, but it ended up getting a thumbs up by Tony Wood's children. © Provided by Business Insider Inc A text about a dress went to the wrong number, but it ended up getting a thumbs up by Tony Wood's children.
A text to the wrong number is doing more good than Tony Wood ever imagined.

Wood, a father of six from Sedalia, Missouri, received a text from an unfamiliar number with photos of a woman trying on an evening gown. Instead of simply replying "wrong number," he decided to respond with humor.

"I believe this message was intended for someone else," he wrote. "My wife isn't home, so I couldn't get her opinion, but the kids and I think you look stunning in your dress! You should definitely go with that one!"

He also included a photo of five of his six kids giving the sender a thumbs up.

Twitter user Mandi Miller posted screenshots of the exchange, garnering over 176,000 retweets and almost 700,000 likes.

"Syd accidentally sent pics of her dress to the wrong number and this was their response," she tweeted with a cry-laughing emoji.

Twitter lost it.

There's a reason why Wood's wife wasn't home to offer fashion advice β€” she was at the hospital with their four-year-old son, Kaizler, who is battling leukemia.

The viral tweet raised awareness for the family's GoFundMe campaign to help with expenses during Kaizler's treatment, and donations began pouring in. The campaign has now surpassed its $10,000 goal by almost $5,000.

Wood expressed his gratitude for the generosity of strangers on the internet.

He also included a thumbs up from Kaizler.


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