People make friends at school, at work and even on social media. You can also find friendship under the most unusual circumstances. But would you ever consider becoming friends with someone who dialed you by mistake? Most of us would never call someone back if some random stranger got the wrong number! But Callie kept getting repeated misdials from a grandmother named Margaret. So, one day, Callie decided to call her back to tell her she had the wrong number. As it turns out, a simple misdial gave these two women something they desperately needed.
Last year, a woman named Margaret dialed what she assumed was her grandson Barry’s number.
He didn’t pick up, so she left a voicemail asking him to bring his pants over so she could give them a quick fix. She had no idea she had mistakenly called Callie, a woman whom she had never ever met or spoken to before.
When Callie heard the voicemail, she called Margaret back and told her she called the wrong number.
Callie thought she had set the record straight, but Margaret kept leaving voicemails intended for Barry on Callie’s machine. After a couple of accidental misdials, Margaret started dialing Callie to talk to her.
What began as several misdials turned into weekly phone calls and chats about each other’s lives.
They swapped stories and formed a beautiful friendship at a time when Callie needed it the most. You see, Callie had been going through a rough patch because her parents were getting a divorce, so she appreciated having Margaret to chat with.
A year after they started chatting, Callie decided to drive to Margaret’s house to meet her face to face.
The two unlikely friends hugged for the first time, but it felt like they've known each other forever. Margaret and Callie were happy to finally meet face to face. Both of them have become really good friends, but you might say they’re more like family. Margaret even calls Callie her little girl. Now isn’t that sweet?
Callie is truly blessed to have accidentally befriended someone as loving as Margaret.
She recalled the day she met Margaret on a sweet Facebook post: "A year and a half ago, this sweet lady called me thinking I was her grandson, Barry. This continued on for 3 months. After three months, she finally figured out that the number she was calling was me and not Barry but our friendship continued. She would call me and just check in on me. We talked about once a week on the phone."