Chris Ferry of New Jersey estimates he's received 15,000 calls and texts from as far away as the Philippines after his sons decided to play a prank on him by advertising his number.
There's undoubtedly no other superior feeling in the world like getting one over your folks - affectionately, obviously - and that is actually what two siblings in the US have done. It all happened when brothers Mike and Chris Ferry wanted to wish their father - also named Chris - a cheerful 62nd birthday.
However, as both of them live in Florida, and their father lives far away in New Jersey, they had to think outside the shackles of the ordinary ways of wishing someone a happy birthday, let alone their own dad! And we'll have to hand it to the brothers for all the efforts they put in just to wish their dad a happy birthday.
Presently just by the looks of it, burning through $2,000 on a birthday present is amazingly liberal, in any case, Daddy Ferry could have presumably thought of many other things he'd have preferred the cash to be spent on, as opposed to a goliath billboard with his face and mobile number on it.
Exactly next to his mugshot and mobile number, a message on the bulletin peruses, "Wish my dad happy birthday - love, your sons," Bravo Gentlemen! Mr. Ferry states he has officially gotten around 15,000 calls and messages from outsiders over the globe, furthermore, when we state 'over the globe', we are definitely not joking about it.
Addressing Inside Edition, the birthday boy said, "Every state in the Union, Luxemburg, Kenya, Philippines, Caritas Island - that little island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, they tried calling me," Be that as it may, of a great many outsiders to wish him a glad birthday, a person called Nick was the first.
Mr. Ferry told CBS3, "Thursday morning I got a text that said 'happy birthday', and I said, 'who's this?'," The voice on the other end replied 'Nick' to which Mr. Ferry said, 'Nick who?'. The stranger then replied, 'You don't know me' and that's when Mr. Ferry inquired, 'How do you know it's my birthday?' and the stranger finally told him, 'I read it on a billboard.'
Mr. Ferry additionally said he has even progressed toward becoming somewhat of a neighborhood superstar off the back of the trick. He said, "A waitress recognized me, she said, 'Oh you're the billboard dad.' So that's my new angle, I'm the billboard dad," However, this isn't the first his sons have tricked him.
Even as kids they would tell numerous waitresses that it was his birthday just to get special treatment even when it actually wasn't. In any case, in spite of being immersed with voice messages and calls, and notwithstanding recording another phone message saying thanks to well-wishers, Mr. Ferry said the trick had at last been more endearing than irritating.