"Now I feel bad for fake dad Peter and hope he enjoyed reading my mum's messages," the man said after removing the stranger from the group
A man has now gone viral on the internet after he shared the story of how a random stranger was added to his family Whatsapp group as 'dad' by mistake. What makes it even weird is that it took him and his family six months to notice, reported Mirror UK.
The man who goes by the username @Jonnohopkins on Twitter shared the story on the platform. He explained that after setting up the group, he noticed that his real dad was still unaware of the many things discussed on it and seemed to clarify things with him. The man recollects how his dad would keep asking questions and he would remind him that he was in the group. "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," the man said. He then explained that when the group was being created, he added 'Peter' (the dad's name) to the group who was not the actual dad. Somehow no one actually figured it out. He now says that this might have carried on "for literally years" if his sister hadn't asked if he could add their dad to the group as well. It is then that it dawned on him that it was not his dad in the group.
Turns out the man he had added to the group and thought was his dad for more than half a year was in fact a plumber named Peter who visited his flat to fix his washing machine in 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," the man explained. Some users asked the man how it was possible that the "wrong Peter" didn't once point out the mistake to which he explained that the man never replied to anything and he didn't find it suspicious as his own father had "never been a chat room person". He informed that Peter the plumber has been removed from the group.
"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'," the man said. Users loved the tale, "Somewhere in the Twittersphere there is thread from a plumber called Peter talking about a family chat he is part of but too awkward to let them know he is fake dad," a user said, while another wrote, "I think I would have to add dad and then politely keep fake dad too because it would seem rude to out him when he has faithfully kept abreast of everything family-related for so long!"