This Is What Happens When You Accidentally Text Sarah Michelle Gellar Your Engagement News

"Her sister didn't respond, but I did."

Have you ever texted a wrong number? Has that number ever turned out to belong to a celebrity? That's exactly what happened to Charlyn Willis when a photo showing off her new engagement ring accidentally went to Sarah Michelle Gellar.

According to local news, Willis intended to send the photo to her childhood friend, with whom she was so close, she used to call her a sister. Instead, she got a response from Gellar's assistant. The actress later shared the image (and Willis' happy news) on Facebook.

"This is #CharlynWillis," the Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress wrote. "She got engaged yesterday, and meant to text her sister, but in all the excitement, got me instead. Her sister didn't respond, but I did. So please help me say congrats, to Charlyn. (And her fiancé whose name I don't know) #congratulations."


The bride-to-be commented on Gellar's post thanking her for the kind words and letting her know that her fiancé is named Dennis. She even invited her and husband Freddie Prinze Jr. to the big day. (Gellar and Prinze celebrated their own 15th wedding anniversary this year.)

"Thank you so much for this. You've truly made my engagement experience even more of a life changer!" Willis wrote. "Please know when we set a date, I'll be reaching out to invite you, Freddie, and the kids!"

Willis told local news that she has been a fan of Gellar since Buffy, saying, "As far back as I can remember, she's been a staple in my childhood life." She also posted news of the interaction on her own Facebook account, writing, "I guess the best way to announce your engagement is to have a celebrity to do it for you."

Gellar is no stranger to showing support for people on social media — it's just that she usually does it for people she knows. For instance, she has consistently championed her friend and fellow actress Shannen Doherty during her cancer battle, posting pictures and sharing how much Doherty inspires her.

It's not the first time an accidental text has had a positive outcome. From the grandma who invited a teenager she'd never met to Thanksgiving, to the couple who texted their baby news to strangers and ended up getting a visit and a gift — sometimes a wrong number can turn out right.

(H/T: InStyle)

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