A new challenge has gone viral on Twitter where people are texting their “number neighbors” (people whose phone number is one digit higher or lower) to see what they’re like.
Some number neighbors are really cool, friendly people!
Others…not so much.
my number neighbor was pretty cool and gave me a potato casserole 🥘 pic.twitter.com/gdjpH4C83r
— flanesito (@frantaasticx_) August 2, 2019
My number neighbor and I ending racism 🤜🏼🤛🏿 pic.twitter.com/qXVopPN85T
— Mikey McDermott (@MikeyMcD50) August 2, 2019
When no one else is there for you, you can always count on your number neighbor.
My number neighbour believes in me more than I believe in myself pic.twitter.com/1xSEHyWuAJ
— Go Diego Go (@TwitchDiego) August 2, 2019
my number neighbor a dick head too pic.twitter.com/BcwlJbWPgB
— car fox ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ (@ror925) August 2, 2019
Many people made a friend-for-life from the random exchange!
My phone number neighbor & I are friends now pic.twitter.com/i21zBSaV46
— Gabby Hartzel (@gabbyhartzel) August 2, 2019
everyone’s number neighbor is uncomfortable or rude & mine is genuinely a homie 😂 pic.twitter.com/5Tnruhr2pn
— saschy (@saschamoira) August 2, 2019
Other number neighbors were strangely familiar…
when your brother is literally your number neighbor pic.twitter.com/CBwyabkV3z
— jenny dang (@jenndgm) August 2, 2019
One number neighbor is my ex husband and my other number neighbor is Lowe’s, why is god punishing me https://t.co/FHEQFmGeRI
— dagger enby (@ChaoticThey) August 2, 2019
Occasionally, number neighbors revealed arch-enemies.
Text your number neighbor they said… it’ll be fun they said… pic.twitter.com/4LdVIypsGF
— Mark John (@MarkjohnV17) August 5, 2019
But most of the time, feelings were pretty positive!
MY NUMBER NEIGHBOR IS MY NEW BEST FRIEND pic.twitter.com/spuIYPkpO3
— faze rain (@FaZe_Rain) August 4, 2019
Our number neighbor needs to knock it off. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/QG8s5otTp2
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) August 4, 2019
how did we go from “don’t talk to random strangers on the internet” to “hey i’m your number neighbor”
— Agilan Gabriel (@agilangab69) August 5, 2019
This number neighbor game is dangerous pic.twitter.com/SvjYnR2Tyq
— EEvo »//« (@ThePhenomenalEE) August 4, 2019
A few lucky people actually had celebrity number neighbors?!
— Emily O'Flynn (@OFlynn_Emily) August 5, 2019
— Nyherowo Omene (@NyherowoOmene) August 5, 2019
You never know how things are going to end up with a number neighbor.
asking my mom to text her number neighbor didn’t go as expected… pic.twitter.com/fYoh8OO1vo
— mama ky (@kylieexxmariee) August 5, 2019
Of course, there were some shy individuals who didn’t want to be the ones to make the first move.
Me waiting for my number neighbor to text me first pic.twitter.com/D420HTird9
— tiny tori (@_tinytori) August 2, 2019
But there’s no point to waiting around! If you want to meet that special someone (number neighbor), put yourself out there!
You never know who you might meet.
Looking for my number neighbor 🔘
— Caden (@skippertonfs1) August 2, 2019
Answering random calls and texts can be sketchy. But in Stephen King’s horror film Cell, available here, says your cellphone can be deadly.