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A woman accidentally texted the wrong number about fashion advice โ€” and the stranger's kind response is going viral for the best reason

INSIDER logoINSIDER 3/12/2018 (Talia Lakritz)

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  • - A woman named Syd accidentally texted the wrong number for advice about buying a dress.
  • - A father of six received the text and replied with a photo of five of his kids giving a thumbs up.
  • - A tweet featuring screenshots of the conversation went viral.
  • - It turns out that the child missing from the photo was in the hospital getting treated for leukemia, and the viral text raisedย awareness for the family's GoFundMe campaign.

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 173,000 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 offerย fashion adviceย โ€” 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.

Related: 11 people whose random acts of kindness took over the internet

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