Heck, I had a wrong number call me three times just the other day. Most people have either called someone by mistake or texted them. Or received someone else’s message by mistake. So, it happens. But it’s very rare that the wrong number you call belongs to an actual celebrity. But it happened to one woman – and she texted the best news of her life to none other than Sarah Michelle Gellar.
“Wrong number, who dis?” “Sarah Michelle Gellar.”
Life is full of surprises. And recently it surprised one twenty-year-old woman from Georgia, going by the name of Charlyn Willis. Namely, Charlyn was overjoyed about her engagement last week, and she was constantly texting people. But little did she know that instead of messaging her sister the good news – she ended up messaging Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Sarah made a name for herself after starring as Buffy the vampire slayer, in the eponymous show.
Willis mistyped just one digit, and it was all it took for Gellar’s phone to buzz. And instead of just ignoring the text, or brushing it off, the “vampire slayer” actually decided to respond with a congratulatory post on Facebook.
“This is #CharlynWillis. She got engaged yesterday, and meant to text her sister, but in all the excitement, got me instead,” Sarah Michelle Gellar wrote.
Once Willis saw the post, she messaged Gellar, inviting her to the wedding:
“Omg! Thank you Sarah! His name is Dennis! Thank you so much for this. You’ve truly made my engagement experience even more of a life changer! Please know when we set a date, I’ll be reaching out to invite you, Freddie, and the kids!”
The soon-to-be-bride then added:
“And to everyone who has written their well wishes and congratulations, THANK YOU SO MUCH! My fiancé Dee and I are absolutely floored and grateful for all of the love extended to us. Thank you again and YES, once we set a date, we’re definitely going to invite SMG, Freddie and their kids to the wedding.”
As you could expect, people were amazed, with one commenter saying, “Well that’s one hell of a wrong number.”
What was unexpected though, was that a celebrity would even bother with acknowledging a wrong text or even responding favorably to it. Here are some of the fan reactions:
“That would be one of my dream misdials. So awesome that you would take the time. I’m sure she’s a doubly happy lady!”
“Congratulations #CharlynWillis!!! Many blessings for a happy marriage! Sarah Michelle Gellar, how amazingly sweet are you to not only respond to a wrong number, but to spread the joy!”
Congrats from us too, Charlyn!