If you received a message from an unknown number, would you ignore it?

For a couple in the US, sending news of their baby's arrival to a wrong number resulted in a surprising act of kindness from two strangers.

Soon-to-be grandmother Teresa Lashley sent out a group text announcing her daughter-in-law was in labour: "We are at the hospital. Having a baby today! She has dilated to between 5-6."

One of the recipients, Dennis Williams, didn't know the family and responded: "congrats lol but I think someone got the wrong number."


In her excitement, Lashley sent the group, still including Williams, a follow up text and photo of the new arrival, a baby boy named Carson.

Williams responded again to the group message: "Well I don't know Yall but me and the boys will be thru to take picture with the baby."

Others in the group conversation apologised for bothering him, but Williams replied: "Nah that's okay what's the room number... we have gifts."

True to his word, Williams and his brother, Deorick, turned up at Bainbridge Hospital in Georgia with a gift for the Lashley family's new addition.

Lashley shared an image on Facebook and explained how a text message to a wrong number had lead to the brothers meeting baby Carson. She wrote: "What a blessing these two guys were to our family. They were so sweet and kind to do this!"

- nzherald.co.nz