Man realises the person he thought was his dad in the family WhatsApp group was someone else after six months

Man adds stranger to family WhatsApp group and mistakes him for his dad for six months!

The man mistakenly assumed that a stranger was his father in the family WhatsApp group for six months – and his response has gone viral!

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Let’s be honest – with the amount of WhatsApp groups people are participants of these days (whether it be work, family or friend groups), the app can get overwhelming. But, for Twitter user @Jonnohopkins, his family group overwhelmed him so much that he mistook a random stranger for his father in the chats for over six months! 

Sharing his hilarious moment on Twitter, Jonno admits that after setting up a group on the messaging app for his family, his dad would often call him to ask about things that had already been discussed in the group. "To which I'd say 'Dad, you're in the WhatsApp group, YOU'RE READING THE MESSAGES!' and he'd say 'Am I?' and I just put it down to him being old," he laughs.

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Finally realising his mistake, Jonno said that he mistakenly added a person named Peter (his father’s name) to the group thinking it was his father instead of his actual father, who he had under the name ‘dad’.

When his sister eventually asked if he could add their father to the group, Jonno says it "dawned on me that it was not my dad's number".

But who was Peter? Turns out, Peter was a plumber that came out to Jonno’s apartment to fix the washing machine all the way back in December 2013. "I guess after a while the moment for fake dad Peter to pipe up to let us know we'd got the wrong Peter had passed so he just accepted his role as our new dad," Jonno joked.

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After sharing the hilarious story with his family, Peter was kicked out of the group and Jonno admits he feels a little guilty for ending their relationship just like that. "But now I feel bad for fake dad Peter and hope he enjoyed reading my mum's messages about how she'd thought Coldplay's album was called 'A Cold Hard Blow To The Head'."

Our very own Vic Naidoo has also had a few embarrassing moments on the messaging app. “I once forwarded someone else’s nudes to a friend of mine by mistake,” he admits. “Since then, I have always been worried about sending images to the wrong contact!”

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Have you ever had any hilarious WhatAapp moments. Let Vic know in the comments section below.

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