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Birth announcement to wrong number ends with surprise visit

Baby Knox's parents posted a message on Facebook thanking the Williams brothers for their kindness. (Source: Facebook) Baby Knox's parents posted a message on Facebook thanking the Williams brothers for their kindness. (Source: Facebook)
The messages and pictures announcing the birth of Lindsey and Mark Lashley's son were sent by a relative. (Source: Facebook/Deorick Williams) The messages and pictures announcing the birth of Lindsey and Mark Lashley's son were sent by a relative. (Source: Facebook/Deorick Williams)
The Williams brothers brought gifts for the new baby. (Source: Facebook/Deorick Williams) The Williams brothers brought gifts for the new baby. (Source: Facebook/Deorick Williams)
The Williams brothers met with the Lashley family at a hospital in Bainbridge. (Source: Facebook/Deorick Williams) The Williams brothers met with the Lashley family at a hospital in Bainbridge. (Source: Facebook/Deorick Williams)
BAINBRIDGE, GA (WALB) -

When a family announced a birth through a group text message, they accidentally included a wrong number.

But the two brothers who received the text decided to show up at the hospital with gifts for the new baby. That's when the family welcomed them with open arms.

The texting mix-up set the internet on fire. The messages were mistakenly sent to the phone of 19-year-old Deorick Williams Saturday morning.

"They sent me a text message and I seen it in the phone and when I looked at it, I replied and told them that they had the wrong number," said Williams.

The messages and pictures announcing the birth of Lindsey and Mark Lashley's son were sent by a relative.

"I replied and told them they had the wrong number and they didn't understand it because they were still happy and all about having a baby and everything,” Williams added.

They continued to carry on the conversation with Williams, inviting him and his brother, Dennis, to the hospital in Bainbridge.

"When we first got in there it was kind of like a shock wave, like they didn't know that we were still actually still coming or if we were going to come at all,” said Williams.

The brothers arrived with diapers, pacifiers and baby bottles when they met the newborn, named Cason Knox Lashley.

"We explained everything and what we were here for and how we got to know that they were there,” said Williams. “They was pretty cool about it and they invited us in like we were just one of their family."

They brothers say they've received positive feedback from the community and the family.

"I mean basically, it doesn't matter how you look, as long as you come with a kind heart,” said Williams. “No matter where you come from, as long as you have a kind heart."

The brothers say the mix-up gained them a lot of new followers on social media. Baby Knox's parents posted a message on Facebook thanking the Williams brothers for their kindness.

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