A newbie granny in Georgia, giddy with the news that her daughter-in-law was about to give birth, sent out a mass text announcing the happy news:
"We are at the hospital today. Having a baby today! She has dilated between 5-6."
Trouble is, Teresa Lashley got her numbers mixed up and messaged some random strangers in Florida:
A bemused Dennis Williams texted back: “Congrats lol but I think someone got the wrong number.”
But Lashley was too happy about the impending birth to notice or care that her text had gone to an unknown person - not to mention that some poor soul out there never got the missive.
Lo and behold, she went ahead and texted a picture of the bouncing baby boy to Williams.
What happened next is a testament to the weird and wonderful powers of social media.
Dennis and his brother Deorick figured that as they were included in the announcements, they might as well show up at the hospital to meet the new addition - and his family.
And they did just that, bearing presents. Fortunately the new grandma took the humongous gaffe in her stride.
“What a blessing these two guys were to our family. They were so sweet and kind to do this,” Lashley later posted on Facebook.
If nothing else, this commemorative photo of the Williams brothers by the new mom's bedside will make for a good family lore.
You never what kind of crazy will come from an innocent slip of the thumbs.