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Strangers ‘bless’ couple after text mix-up sends them to maternity ward

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-21 14:29:28-04

BAINBRIDGE, Georgia — When a Florida man received a text that a couple — he did not know — was having a baby, he showed up at the hospital anyway with gifts for the new parents. A friend of the couple sent a mass text message to announce the baby’s birth last week. Somehow the stranger’s phone number made it onto the list of contacts.

“We are at the hospital. Having a baby today!” the first text read. “She has dilated to between 5-6.”

“Congrats lol but I think someone got the wrong number,” Tallahassee resident Dennis Williams replied. “Well I don’t know Yall but me and the boys will be thru to take picture with the baby.”

“Lol 0687 you are cracking me up!!! Sorry you got caught up in the baby birthing!!” the original texter said.

“Nah that’s okay what’s the room number? Bainbridge hospital right? We have gifts,” Williams texted back.

A photo posted on Facebook showed Dennis and Deorick Williams posing with the proud new parents.

“What a blessing these two guys were to our family. They were so sweet and kind to do this!” the couple later posted on Facebook. “If we all only had this kind of heart.”