Through a simple case of making a typo in an email address, a stranger is now attending a very special wedding in one of the coolest, funniest, most bizarre best man stories you’ll ever hear. Seriously – don’t be surprised if they make a Hollywood comedy out of this.
So this guy is getting married in Philadelphia, and he starts a big group email conversation with all of his groomsmen and fellow stags regarding the upcoming bachelor party. The group message consisted of about 50 people, so it’s fair enough that one of those email addresses had a typo in it.
Instead of whoever that 50th person who was supposed to be in the email thread, a man named Joey DiJulio who lives in Seattle was getting the emails instead. What this Joey guy did next will have you in stitches.
“I was trying to make sense of it,” he told NBC10. “I was so confused. I was looking through different addresses and didn’t know who anyone was. I looked and saw my name on the CC and realized it was a typo. I was getting entertainment while being a fly on the wall.”
As the large group of excited stags started formulating plans for the groom’s last big bash before holy matrimony, Joey amused himself reading through the emails regarding gambling, steak dinners, competitions and many, many inevitable beers.
Once the arrangements reached a point where the groom was asking for final numbers, Joey decided it was time to speak up.
“Hi all,” he wrote to the group. “So, I have no idea who any of you guys are, but I have been enjoying being a fly on the wall hearing about the plans for this bachelor party over the last few months.”
“I’m assuming my email address was added to the list by mistake (perhaps a typo of someone else?).”
“I love out in Seattle, Washington, and although for a moment I thought it might be funny to just show up and be that guy nobody knows but everyone wonders ‘who is that guy?’, buying a plane ticket for a cross-country flight just to crash a bachelor’s party might be a bit over the top (although it would be epic!).”
“Nonetheless, I do hope you guys have a great time and I’d like to take a moment to wish the best of luck in life to the groom! Cheers, Joey DiJulio.”
For a lot of other wedding parties, they would all get a good laugh from this message and that would be that. But not this wedding party… they decided to take things to the next level. Joey promptly received a reply and was surprised to read the following.
“I’m overnighting you a wedding invite,” wrote Jeff (the groom). “You show up at the bachelor party and I’ll make you my best man. You can give the toast even. I say everyone forks up an extra $20 and we get Joey a plane ticket to Philly!”
A GoFundMe page has been set up in Joey’s honour and since this story has gone viral, donations have now exceeded the $3000 mark! Joey says he plans to take the extra money raised and put it towards the bride and groom’s honeymoon trip to Italy as his wedding present.
Pretty interesting story of how you became a stranger’s best man, right?!