Pokemon Go has been a huge success for kids all over the world as they can turn their environments into a living hunting ground for the fictional creatures. All kids need is a smartphone and some paths to follow. These young boys were in the middle of hunting some Pokemon when they saw an elderly man in trouble, so they decided to help.
Gotta Catch ‘Em All
Daniel Coyle-Smith and Blake Ockleston, both 13, were playing Pokemon Go in Auckland, New Zealand. Nearby was an elderly man who was struggling to cross the road, but most young kids wouldn’t even notice him. They would be too wrapped up in searching for more Pokemon to even acknowledge the man, let alone what Daniel and Blake did.
Blake said he and Daniel noticed the man nearby and could tell he was shaking as he waited to cross the road. The man was standing next to his walker and Blake said the man “looked like he was struggling to walk.” The two teenagers were hunting Pokemon but decided it was probably for the best if they put that on hold.
Time To Step In
Although hunting the Pokemon was great fun, Daniel and Blake realized this man needed their help. The friends held onto the man as they helped him across the road but only managed to get halfway across when the lights turned green for the cars. The traffic was getting ready to start again, but Daniel made sure to stop it as Blake continued trying to help the man across the road.
Coming Up With A Solution
The boys didn’t want the man to get hurt, so they sat him down in his walker and pushed him across both crossings to safety. They even walked him to the train station he was going to and left him in the care of a security guard. From there, the security guard could look after the elderly man and allow the friends to get back to catching Pokemon.
It wasn’t what they set out to do, but these two young heroes gave up the chase for Pokemon to help out an elderly man they could see was struggling. Thanks to their efforts, the elderly man was able to cross the road safely, and the boys were free to go hunting again.
40 Funny Texts All Siblings Have Sent to Each Other
Especially when it comes to sisters, the theft of clothes is often rampant between siblings. It’s a frustrating experience that can often be hard to call out and spot. This sister was ready with proof when she confronted her sister. When her sister initially denied the transgression, she didn’t hesitate to immediately reciprocate with a picture of her sister wearing the skirt in question. Her sister then revealed that this was why she didn’t want to be tagged in any photos.
When you’re in school, sometimes you have to deal with all of the teachers’ opinions of your siblings transferring onto you regardless of how you perform in class or how well you behave. This younger sibling got a taste of this treatment that’s familiar to so many siblings around the world when they were given a harsh punishment for a small offense. Like many others, their punishment was likely so severe because the teacher already wasn’t a fan of their older sibling.
One of the best things about having siblings is that you have someone to turn to when you want to delegate tasks like chores that you don’t want to do. This sibling tried to pass off a chore their mom had given them to their brother. However, probably used to the trick, he caught them in the act. That doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, though. It just means that there was an extra step of negotiation to solidify the deal.
When you have a sibling growing up, you get used to splitting up the chores. After all, more people in the house means more people to get the housework done. That doesn’t mean that chore planning always goes smoothly, though. You’ve probably experienced more than one argument about why one sibling has to do a chore they don’t think is their job. In these cases, a snarky comeback is also usually the standard and maybe some less than heartfelt hate.
Don’t Get the Wrong Idea
It’s normal to miss your siblings, but most of the time, they won’t admit it. If they do, they probably take this brother’s approach to try and hide it a bit. He wanted to know when his sibling would be home from college but was quick to amend the message so that they knew he was just curious. According to him, he definitely didn’t miss his sibling but it doesn’t seem like he did a great job convincing them either.
The Ultimate Betrayal
Many parents do their best to treat siblings equally but that doesn’t mean that one sibling doesn’t miss out from time to time. This person’s brother let it slip that this is exactly what happened. As soon as this person got a text asking if they needed anything from Costco, they knew that they’d been left out of plans. As many siblings would do, when confronted with this accusation, their brother was quick to send a picture of what a great time he was having.
How Kind of You
On your birthday, you probably expect to get plenty of birthday wishes. Whether it’s a quick “happy birthday!” or a longer, more heartfelt message, these good wishes can mean a lot. However, you probably shouldn’t fully expect your sibling to change their teasing ways for another birthday. Much like this sibling, many people have received happy birthday wishes with a focus on comedy and plenty of humor at their expense. In the end, though, they do want you to have a happy birthday.
In it Together
Siblings that are close in age get to experience living their early lives all under one roof. This means that on top of regular sibling dynamics, they experience simultaneous parenting as well. While most parents try their hardest, a bad mood can make anyone a little testy. So, when one sibling makes a parent mad, all of the siblings might get caught in the crossfire. This group text exchange shows exactly what happens when someone breaks a rule and everyone has to hear about it.
They’re Full of Tips
It’s up to siblings to make sure that their family stays safe. Sometimes this can get a little overprotective, but it’s only from a place of genuine love and concern. When wishing her sister farewell on her trip, she decided to give her some advice for her journey. While the advice included the standard discussion of not talking to strangers, she also advised her sister to only slap who she really needed to, a sign of true sisterly love.
Sibling vs. Google
Sometimes a text from a sibling is confusing because if they wanted a quick answer, there are faster ways to find out than to reach out to you. For instance, this person wanted to know what happened the night before on Great British Bakeoff, so they texted their older sibling. However, like their sibling aptly points out, if they needed this information so badly, it’s probably easier and faster for everybody if they just look it up online to find out.
Now That You’re Up
While there’s a lot of love between siblings, boundaries involving personal space, time, and property often get more than a little blurred. This is one of the easiest ways to lead up to an argument. When this sister kept calling their sibling at two in the morning, they, rightfully, started to get upset. Instead of apologizing, their sister just laughed and didn’t seem to realize the time. However, if they were already awake, they weren’t going to waste an opportunity to vent as intended.
Some Peace and Quiet
When you live with your sibling, there are some downsides. Just like living with roommates, your sibling will sometimes make plenty of noise or get on your nerves. Yet, unlike a roommate, if you text your sibling to quiet down, it isn’t always the most civil conversation. Sometimes, to get the point and emotion across, siblings use more forceful language with one another that they wouldn’t use with others – especially when their sibling is getting on their last nerve.
Knowing the Classics
Over the years you spend with your siblings, you have plenty of time to build up common interests like favorite movies, TV shows, music, art, and more. You might even know these common interests so well that you don’t need any precursor conversation to bring it up. Like this pair of siblings, you can probably get a conversation started with just a reference like a quote and your sibling will know exactly what you’re talking about.
A Little Overprotective
While siblings fight, many of them are there for one another when the going gets tough. Many siblings even broach the line of overprotective when it comes to each other. This older brother took his role in the family very seriously and wasn’t about to let his sister’s boyfriend off the hook without a warning. We’re sure that his sister probably didn’t fully appreciate her brother trying to intimidate her boyfriend but he was doing his best to be a protective older brother.
Be More Specific
Whether they’re being nosy or they’re worried, siblings always seem to want to know what you’re up to. In other words, they aren’t afraid to ask questions and get specific. This means that when they want to know something, they have all the details they need to wring the information out of you. For example, this sibling was ready to know who their sibling was taking pictures with. They were even prepared with a timestamp and description of who they were asking about.
It’s Their Job to Annoy
If there’s one skill that all siblings are masters of it’s being able to annoy their siblings. Plus, texting is one of the best ways to do this! This sibling used a technique that many people are used to – spamming someone’s phone with texts until they pay attention to them. It looks like they’ve even called to try to get their sibling’s attention. Well, when siblings need each other, they aren’t always subtle in capturing their attention to get an answer.
If siblings have something to share, especially something niche and unique, they aren’t afraid to share that information with their brother or sister. Take this set of messages for example. When this sibling sent the other some very specific information about one of their favorite movies, the recipient reacted the way most of us would. Namely, they wanted to know where they found out this information and why they felt the need to share it with them at all.
Not Above Blackmail
Sometimes siblings are on your side. On the other hand, sometimes they have some knowledge you rather they didn’t have and aren’t afraid to take advantage of it and profit off of it. When this person caught their brother sneaking out, they didn’t run to their parents right away. Instead, they let their brother know about the knowledge they held and made an offer to keep the information secret. For the genuinely affordable price of just five dollars, their brother’s secret would stay safe.
Always Ready to Rant
Who is a sibling if not someone we can go to with our problems and complaints? If you have a sibling, you’ve probably either sent or received a text like this one. When this person experienced an unfortunate commute, they weren’t ready to just stay quiet on the matter. Yet, with no one they knew on their commute with them, they immediately messaged their sibling to ask them if they had the same unfortunate experience and complain about it.
If there’s one thing that siblings will always do for you, it’s to fill you in about facts that you’d probably never be aware of otherwise. They often even have a joke to go with it too. This person’s sibling started off with an interesting tidbit: August 14th is apparently World Lizard Day. Once their sibling was fully informed about the event, they continued to start to help them prepare for the next one complete with full-size lizard suits for each of them.
Don’t Take Their Stuff
If there’s one universal fact, it’s that no one wants their snacks or takeout eaten before they have the chance to enjoy them themselves. As a general rule, you shouldn’t touch anyone’s food without express condition. When this person made the mistake of eating their sibling’s chocolate, they found themselves on the receiving end of a passive-aggressive text that transitioned to just being aggressive by the end of it. They “thanked” them for eating the chocolate, and added a nasty name for good measure.
There are times when your sibling is behind the camera and captures pictures that are less than flattering. Other times, they’re watching out for you and make sure you look as attractive as possible. Like many siblings, this sister captured an image where they looked stunning but their sibling wasn’t happy with how they looked. That doesn’t mean that they were going to sacrifice a chance to show off their stunning looks as they refused to take the picture down despite desperate pleas otherwise.
A Little Help Please
There are certain questions that everybody knows they should know the answer to but they’re still hard to remember. That’s what this person experienced when they wanted to know when their mother’s birthday was. So, they texted someone else who was responsible for the information too: their sibling. However, that doesn’t mean that they received the help they were hoping for. Instead, they opted to keep things cryptic and unhelpful, letting them know it was the same date as last year.
Who Did This
There are certain things that make having multiple siblings difficult. One such example is dealing with the user limit on streaming services like Netflix. When someone brought up how inconvenient this was, they weren’t ready to relinquish their hold on the account soon either. After all, who really wants to log out of Netflix when they’re eight seasons into one of their favorite shows? True to form, these siblings even argued over who was actually on the account and locking other people out.
Enjoying the Drama
Who can forget that immortal quote from Christopher Nolan’s epic superhero flick, The Dark Knight, when Alfred tells Bruce Wayne: “Some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. The can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.” In this text the emoji gives it all away, as you can just feel the pleasure this sibling got at writing those fateful words. We can only imagine them sitting back with their hands behind their head as they wait for all heck to break loose! This is probably the last kind of message any teen would want to get…
I Know You Took It
As we’ve covered, sometimes you can’t trust your siblings not to touch your stuff. Yet, when you accuse your sibling of stealing something, it’s often better to take the time to be sure of it. That being said, we’ve all made mistakes like the one this older sibling made before. They were quick to accuse their sister of nabbing their black and gold necklace when they couldn’t find it. Unfortunately, they had to backtrack shortly after to apologize once they found it.
They Hold Nothing Back
You can always trust your sibling to give you a pat on the back and a helpful word of encouragement. However, you can also be fairly confident that they won’t hold anything back when they deliver some criticism. This sibling looks like she took a bit of a wrong approach with her request, asking for a favor and then immediately dissing her older sibling. How did she think she would actually get a ride with that kind of attitude? We hope her older sibling didn’t take this lying down and gave as good as she got!
They Send Crucial Tips
When things get serious, you can often rest assured that your siblings will look out for you. Sometimes, though, they send warnings that might be a bit overblown or unnecessary. When this person’s sibling saw a warning for an aggressive squirrel, their first move was to warn their sibling. As this was a pretty mild news story, there was likely little need to send such an urgent warning. Despite this, it’s always good to have your sibling’s back.
Outsmarting Each Other
There are few things more constant in life than siblings playing jokes on each other. Usually, they’re good-natured and end with everybody laughing instead of being hurt. This person made the age-old mistake of falling into a trap their brother had set. We hope that this sibling didn’t really mean it when they said they hate the prankster, but we’re sure that they’ll be taking a leaf out of their sibling’s book and trying that joke on one of their friends themselves!
Sometimes, You Catch Them First
As you’ve undoubtedly noticed, siblings love nothing more than to play jokes on each other. This is especially easy over text, where it’s easy to set up jokes for a punchline. Despite a perfectly set up joke, this person’s sibling was quick to beat them to the punch. Rather than getting the punchline told to them, they were able to anticipate it and tell their sibling. Their brother or sister is going to have to try harder telling a joke next time, or at least be more original…
Behind the Times
It’s your brother or sister’s job to call you out when you are obviously behind on trends. Whether it’s fashion or music, rest assured that your sibling will be there to let you know. This little sister did exactly that after finding out how behind their sibling was on music trends. When their sibling introduced them to a “new” song, they were quick to tell them that the song was not actually new. Hopefully, this sister will bring this sibling up to date on trends.
They Always Need Favors
Siblings ask for favors all the time. Sometimes they’re little favors, but other times they are bigger favors than they would ask of anyone other than their sibling. Asking to borrow someone’s dog for a date would typically result in a serious conversation about boundaries. In this case, though, it earned only a surprised response from their sibling. Hopefully, this person was able to convince their sibling to do them a favor on this one.
How Could You
Many siblings have a habit of taking things without asking and dealing with the fallout from their family afterward. This extends to sharing their siblings’ possessions without asking, as well. When one of these siblings wanted to watch Netflix, they were curious as to who was watching on the family account. They were surprised to find that their sister had given her boyfriend the login information, making it impossible for them to use the service when they wanted to watch something.
They Know Your Interests
While siblings may have an infinite number of differences, there is usually at least one area where they do agree. It may be small, but there is usually at least some common ground. It was urgent for this person to inform their sibling that a reality show was available to watch online. Their sibling didn’t find this weird, however, and was happy to hear the news. They even responded by confirming that they must indeed be siblings for having that same interest.
When everyone else may turn their back on you, your sibling will be there when you need them. This is especially true in situations where you’re embarrassed to ask for help. After running out of toilet paper, this person was in desperate need of some assistance. Thankfully their sister was there to help out and answer their texts. It took some convincing, but we hope the sister was eventually willing to get the toilet paper for their sibling.
They’re Full of Puns
Puns are a style of humor that either receives massive laughs or blank expressions. Puns told to siblings are even more likely to receive one of those extremes, usually the latter. This guy was able to pull one over on his sibling with a pizza-themed pun. When they told the setup for the joke, his sibling was unsure of where the question was leading. They were able to deliver the joke perfectly, and their sibling actually laughed, to everyone’s surprise.
Not Here to Judge
The beauty of good sibling relationships is that they are free from judgment. What might seem weird to other people is just a normal day for your brother or sister. After asking her sister to wrap her in duct tape, this woman probably expected to get a confused response. Her sister didn’t hesitate to respond that she would do it and joked that she was going to judge her sister for her request, which she clearly did not.
There Are Awkward Moments
It’s easy to accidentally text your sibling when you talk to them frequently. This typically ends in funny mishaps of mistaken identity when texts are sent to the wrong person. A text meant for this person’s wife went a bit awry after it was sent to their sibling instead. Their sibling took the mistake in stride and even made a funny joke playing off the situation. These siblings seem close enough that their sibling’s day wasn’t ruined by this.
You’re Their Go-To for Advice
It can feel like your sibling is the best person to go to for advice when things happen. Sometimes there’s a need for serious advice, while other times it’s less urgent. Thankfully there wasn’t a need for serious advice in this case. When this person ate the sticker on their apple, they were probably pretty worried about getting sick. Luckily, their brother or sister was around to quell their fears about a major health crisis occurring as a result of this.
They Can Be Caring Too
Siblings fight a lot – it just comes with the territory of growing up together and spending so much time around each other. However, that doesn’t mean that they don’t truly love and worry about each other. These siblings skipped out on the snarky commentary and nonsensical texts to really check on one another. Not only did this sibling send a message to make sure that their family member would look after themselves that weekend, but that their roommate was expecting them too.