The unintended recipient just happened to be “Buffy, The Vampire Slayer."
It’s the first thing every newly-engaged girl does after he gets down on one knee to propose. After she says “yes,” of course, she starts calling and texting her immediate family members and friends, informing them that he finally decided to put a ring on it. Then she unabashedly posts a photo of her left hand, showing off her diamond-adorned ring finger on social media.
Single lady, no more! The bride-to-be is itching to divulge all the proposal details. And in doing so, there’s the off-chance she may accidentally share the news with a few unintended contacts in her phone. For the average person, this oversight could end up being a bad thing or, at the very least, awkward—unless the accidental text-message recipient ends up being a famous actress, like, say, Sarah Michelle Gellar. Yes, that Sarah—the star behind teen cult classics such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cruel Intentions, and I Know What You Did Last Summer. Well, this is the exact scenario that played out for Georgia native Charlyn Willis.
Willis thought she was texting her sister the news of her engagement. Instead, she ended up sharing the announcement and photo of her ring with none other than Sarah Michelle Gellar. After receiving the accidental text from Willis, Gellar didn’t ignore it. She actually posted Willis’ photo to her Instagram story and Facebook page, beckoning her fans to congratulate the bride-to-be on her recent engagement.
Gellar wrote the following caption on Facebook on Friday, December 15: “This is #CharlynWillis. She got engaged yesterday, and meant to text her sister, but in all the excitement, got me instead. Please help me say congrats to Charlyn. (And her fiancé whose name I don’t know).”
Obviously, Willis was overwhelmed with joy at Gellar posting the news on her social media accounts. After all, it’s not every day that news of your upcoming nuptials gets a co-sign from a celebrity.
“I guess the best way to announce your engagement is to have a celebrity do it for you," Willis wrote in response to Gellar’s Facebook post. “Thank you Sarah...You’ve truly made my engagement experience even more of a life changer! Please know when we set a date, I’ll be reaching out to invite you, Freddie, and the kids!”
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Never before has texting the wrong number turned out to be so right. We’re guessing if Gellar does decide to show up and bring a plus-one, like fellow actor and husband, Freddie Prinze Jr., they’ll have one heck of a story to tell her guests during the celebratory toast.