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This Girl Accidentally Texted Selfies To A Complete Stranger For Months And It's Too Much

Hello, it's me.

This is Umulkhayr Hussein. She's 23-years-old and lives in London where she's working on her Masters in International Communications and Development.

Hussein has been texting photos to herself on WhatsApp in recent years, in an effort to save memory on her phone. (Good hack, btw).


However, recently Hussein realised there was someone else on the other side of her texts. Turns out she wasn't sending them to herself. Actually, she'd gotten one of the digits in the number wrong and whoever was on the other side had decided to finally respond.


Hussein told BuzzFeed News the wrong number only became active in December last year, but that still meant she had been sending photos to a stranger for months.

"That was pretty much our entire conversation," Hussein said. "Don't see myself reaching out either, I'm still way too embarrassed. Not a clue why they didn't say anything sooner though!"

Hussein tweeted about her mishap with a screenshot of the brief conversation she had with the mystery number. It went viral almost instantly.

I saved my number so I could send photos to myself and it turns out I got ONE DIGIT wrong and I was sending my selfies to a complete stranger. https://t.co/vMTW3B77kQ

"Responses are quite varied; some are really curious as to why I'd send photos to myself and others love to give unwarranted tech advice," she said.

People are indeed quite enthused, particularly with Hussein's bemused response.

Did he marry you πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ https://t.co/wWICy1oLMQ

β€œIt’s me who are you” *insert spidermans pointing at each other meme*πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ https://t.co/7hBFeFhJh9

'It's me' killed me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ https://t.co/qbCkbuLUij

β€œIt’s me. Who are you” LMFAOOOOOOOOO https://t.co/es4ZIww92O


β€œwho is this?” β€œIt’s me” lmfaooooo that reply would have had me so spunnnnnn; like is this my alter ego https://t.co/lbW5QLb6Bo

Hussein still hasn't heard from the person behind the mystery number since that first interaction. Whoever they are, it's unlikely they'll be receiving any more selfies.

Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

Contact Brad Esposito at bradley.esposito@buzzfeed.com.

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