Man answers random phone in Toronto and has the most epic thing happen

Nov 27 2018, 9:06 pm

If you heard a random pay phone ringing, would you answer?

Well, if you said no, a man’s recent experience might make you change your mind.

A man by the name of Michael Winter was walking through the Bloordale neighbourhood this weekend when he passed a random phone that was ringing near Bloor and Dufferin.

And what transpires next is so random that thankfully Winter live-tweeted the entire experience, because this is something you’re going to need to see to believe.

As Winter walked past the ringing phone he decided to answer it, and a woman asked if he could see a blue payphone box ten feet away from him.

Winter told the woman that he could, in fact, see the blue payphone.

The voice on the other end of the line told Winter that if he looked inside the change-return slot, he would find a $100 US bill.

Sounds pretty legit, right?

Obviously, Winter was curious about the woman’s response and asked her if he should leave this phone open or hang up, and she told him to hang out.

Winter walked the ten feet to the payphone and looked inside the change-return slot, and we kid you not, he discovered a crumpled up bill exactly where the woman said he would.

“I’m not familiar with this kind of bill,” said Winter.

As he stood there studying the bill, the rotary phone began to ring again and Winter returned to answer it.

“Did you find it?” asked the person on the other end of the line, to which Winter asked what he should do with the $100. “Go buy yourself a nice bottle of wine.”

Uhm, what? Well, isn’t that a lovely surprise. Seems too good to be true, right? Think again.

Following Winter’s final tweet, he received a reply from the random phone’s Twitter account (yes, this actually exists) to verify if the calls actually happened or if this guy made the whole thing up.

But it turns out Winter wasn’t the only person to discover $100, and the person responsible actually left several bills for lucky Torontonians to discover.

After doing some digging online, Daily Hive learned that the phone belongs to Rob Kittredge, who said the phone is “just a fun thing” he has outside of his apartment.

Well, the next time you’re in the area and you happen to hear the random phone ringing, make sure to answer it.

It just might end up being profitable.

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