A 15-year-old from Oklahoma found viral fame overnight after he tweeted a hilariously angry text he received from a ‘wrong number’.
The Internet blew up at the frustrated texts from ‘Helen’ threatening to ban ‘Brittney’ from the cul-de-sac barbecue (no one deserves that). Despite Helen’s anger, she signed off each text with ‘Hugs and Kisses, Helen’ – angry, yet courteous.
As it turned out, Noah Paul revealed the texts were in fact a prank from a friend which he only found out after his tweets had gone viral. They now stand at a staggering 129k retweets!
this is the funniest wrong number text i've ever gotten pic.twitter.com/7YytenaVM9
— n (@noahaustinpaul) September 4, 2017
Noah told UNILAD:
I responded to the second text thinking she blocked me, and it took her a while to reply. The night before I went to a football game and I made a bunch of new friends, and I found out those friends gave another friend of mine my cell phone number without my knowledge. He texted me both of those things and I tweeted them because at the time they were an unknown local number to me and I was thinking “what the heck! this is gold” and I posted it! After it blew up and got “viral” you could say, he then told me that it was him pranking me all along late into the night.
It’s technically “fake”, but at the time I tweeted it I had no idea it was my friend pulling my leg. It doesn’t really matter that it wasn’t a real person, in my opinion. I’m glad people got some laughs out of it, I sure did! The texts not being “real” isn’t that big of a deal in my opinion. It was still really funny to people and to me.
The guy who wrote the text plucked the messages from his incredible imagination is called Kidd Tidwell.
Kidd told UNILAD:
When the tweet first somewhere close to like 1,000 likes, I was already in shock. I rarely use Twitter so numbers like 20 likes are foreign to me. But 500,000? It’s surreal. People are changing their names to things to “Cul-de-sac BBQ” on Twitter and it’s just insane to know I caused that!
martha, because u haven't returned my tupperware after 4 months of me asking, im removing you from the cul-de-sac barbecue
— smad (@bombassalien) September 5, 2017
I can't believe Christi is being banned from the cul-de-sac barbecue …
— Sylvain Reynard (@sylvainreynard) September 5, 2017
I’d like to know where the inspiration for Helen and Christi came from.
I hope the story is autobiographical and Kidd once got banned from a cul-de-sac barbecue.
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