Every person has dialed an incorrect number at some point in their life. But one group of teens dialed the right number and it led them all to Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady!
Vinny Tartaglia is a Notre Dame Preparatory School student basketball player who created a group text to discuss practice and ride-sharing.
He was trying to add people but he entered the wrong digit when adding Luca to his teammate.
“Ya’ll meant to add me to this?” replied an unknown person to the chat.
Mark Galle responded, “Yes.”
The unknown person texted back, “You know who I am?” and introduced himself as Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting.
All the boys were skeptical, believing that their teammate was playing with them. It surely can’t be an NFL player, right? How lucky could they possibly be?
They thought it was a prank, even after Murphy-Bunting took a selfie in the Bucs locker.
Murphy-Bunting FaceTimed the basketball team to prove that he was telling truth!
Murphy-Bunting was a Michigan resident, as he was born in Macomb.
During the call, the lucky boys saw running back Leonard Fournette and cornerback Richard Sherman. Wide receiver Mike Evans and tight end Rob Gronkowski were also present.
After taking a tour around the locker room, the boys couldn’t help but ask about one important person.
“Naturally the boys are getting greedy now, and besides asking the guys to have big weeks for their fantasy football team, they want to see the GOAT!” wrote Jason Whalen on Twitter, whose son is on the team.
It turned out, the football star was wrapping up a meeting.
Fournette stayed on FaceTime for a good 10 minutes, and when Brady’s meeting ended, he handed the call over to him and said, “Here’s my boy.”
“What’s up fellas?” Brady greeted the group.
The idol is so dazzling that the boys lose all sense of reality.
“They were shocked,” Fournette recalled of the boys’ reaction to seeing Brady. “I think that’s … to guys in high school, Tom is the figure for them. You see what I mean? Who wouldn’t want to look up to a guy like that?”
The epic FaceTime call was cut short after the Michigan alumnus and quarterback joined in.
Before hanging up, Murphy-Bunting told the boys, “Ball out this season!”
The teens pledged not to let his number out there.
“That was fun,” Brady told ESPN of their FaceTime moment. “That was really fun. It was really good to see all those young kids hyped up.”
The Super Bowl champs didn’t have to do that, but they took the time to entertain a group of high school boys.
This simple mix-up that resulted was a once-in a-lifetime moment will be something they will always remember. After all, very few high school freshmen can say they’ve spoken to the GOAT and several other NFL players!
Another misdialing incident led to a beautiful encounter between a man from Rhode Island, and a grandma in Florida.
Gladys Hankerson tried calling her sister in Maryland twenty years ago, but she dialed wrong number. Her sister’s area code was 410, but she kept dialing 401, getting to Mike Moffitt instead.
Hankerson continued to enter the wrong area code multiple times until Moffitt stopped her before she could ask her name.
They became friends and would chat over the phone every few months. Moffitt surprised Hankerson with a bouquet full of flowers on Thanksgiving.
Click here to find out what happened during Moffitt and Hankerson’s first-time meeting.
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