The internet is always full of weird and wonderful things but what on earth is this new number neighbour craze?

As we all know, the internet is a weird and wonderful place full of some truly odd happenings that come and go at lightning speed.

Already, the bottle cap challenge seems like ancient history in internet terms and the latest craze that’s taken off, particularly on Twitter, is already here and is something known as your number neighbour.

But what is a number neighbour and why is everyone kicking up a fuss about it?

It’s fairly self-explanatory but if you don’t quite understand, we’ve got you covered. 

What is a number neighbour?

A number neighbour is the person who has the exact same phone number as you but the last digit of the number is either one up or one down from your own phone number.

The craze took off over the weekend and people quickly began introducing themselves to their number neighbours with mixed results, to say the least.

How to take part

It’s actually a fairly simple process, just drop a text to your own phone number but be sure to change the final digit so it’s either one up or down from your own phone number. 

Just be careful as not everyone be quite so pleased to hear from their number neighbour, especially if they don’t know what the whole craze is about. 

The internet’s best results

Of course, when something like this craze does blow up you can be sure that the internet will end up teeming with little nuggets of comedy gold, wholesome goodness or just vile abuse.

Naturally, Twitter’s results are full of all three. 

Here are some of the best examples we’ve found throughout our search, enjoy!

Well, that escalated quickly [click on the tweets to see the full images]. 

Not everyone on the internet is awful.


A classic.

Not the way you want to introduce yourself.

Such a charming man.

Of course, not everyone will be lucky enough to hear from their number neighbour as this Twitter user points out.


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