This girl’s train journey was painfully ordinary and boring, until she received the creepiest and most hilarious message from a stranger.
Apple’s beautiful airdrop feature allows you to send things to any other Apple user in the vicinity, which opens itself up to creating some weird situations.
A public transport jester, only known as Dan, decided to send Sydney, from Birmingham, the famous ‘Hi stranger’ video by artist, Kirsten Lepore.
Speaking to UNILAD, Sydney said:
Well I was on the train back from Bournemouth – where I was seeing a friend – going back to Birmingham, and I was sat on the train for about 2 hours when I got that AirDrop come through.
I literally was trying not to burst out laughing in front of this whole first class carriage which was full of businessmen.
Then I looked up from my phone and saw a guy, probably in his 20s, sat there giggling to himself and I just knew it had to be him.
I went to AirDrop him memes back but he’d turned his AirDrop off and I was gutted, but then when I walked off the train I saw him smile at me and I just thought it’s definitely you.
Sydney posted a screenshot of the Airdrop to Twitter, captioned:
So I’m on the train right and some GUY CALLED DAN SENDS ME THIS AND I WANNA SEND HIM MEMES BUT HE TURNED HIS AIRDROP OFF LMAO. [sic]
Speaking about the reaction it got, she continued:
I expected it to get like two likes but it got a few more so I was surprised haha, also I didn’t expect anyone to care and people actually replied.
I think it’s because it’s not something that usually happens in people’s everyday lives and it’s so unexpected, especially on a train.
Here’s the fantastically creepy, yet self-affirming video:
Hi Stranger – a stop motion cartoon – was created last year by Kirsten Lepore, and it includes a softly-spoken naked man speaking self-affirming words.
The video went viral and the creator said her aim was to ‘create a little character who has pillow talk directly with the viewer’.
Lepore told Inverse:
I mean, creepy is fine. That wasn’t my intention, but I get it. I was definitely going for uncomfortable, especially inciting uncomfortable laughter.
I wanted people to go, ‘What the heck is this guy?’ during the first half and then have their emotions shift in the second half. It becomes intimate, which I know can be unsettling for people at first.
In response to the video, Sydney wanted to respond with a Toy Story meme saying: ‘What the heck’.
As a message to the mystery guy, Sydney said:
Thank you for brightening my day and making me laugh ahah, and please follow me on twitter or Instagram so that I can send memes back to you!
I hope I have a Dan on my next train journey to brighten my day with memes!