Viral Thread About Music-Blasting Neighbor Has Unexpected Ending

by Thea Glassman
Image via Twitter/Candice Marie Benbow

This viral thread about a loud, music-blasting neighbor took a surprising turn

Candice Marie Benbow‏ was just trying to get some sleep. Her new neighbor had been blasting music and partying until the wee hours of the morning and, after a few loud, sleepless nights, she decided to do something about it. Benbow‏ penned a hilarious note, left it on her neighbor’s doorstep, and then shared it on Twitter. The letter was truly comedy gold and what happened afterwards was a rollercoaster of emotions.

Benbow began her note by saying that *sometimes* the insanely loud music was tolerable. If it was a song she hadn’t heard for awhile, she appreciated the “throwback.” If she didn’t recognize the song, she would google some of the lyrics and add it to her playlist. “To be fair,” she wrote. “You’ve helped me catch a vibe.”

Then, he pushed it. “Last night…fam, you tried it. You really, really did,” Benbow wrote. “…At 3:26, I couldn’t tell if you were playing some uptempo hits from the Weeknd or you pushed shuffle on some house/techno. Either way, I could have done without that part of the set.”

The party was still going at 3:55am…right around the time she could have been having fun dreams about Michael B. Jordan. Benbow decided to write a letter to her neighbor asking him to tone it all down and baked him a pound cake as a peace offering. She left it at his door and walked away.

Benbow’s note pulled in 68,000 likes, 17,000 retweets, and lots and lots of comments. Some people questioned Benbow’s choice to write a letter to her neighbor and she had some ~thoughts~ to share right back with them. First of all, yes, she’s knows that it was extra.

And, no, she was not going to go downstairs and speak to him during the party.

Nor was she going to call the cops.

Then, Benbow started delivering updates on the whole situation. Her neighbor’s music was turned down lower the following night and she REJOICED. “#PrayerAndPoundCakeWork,” Benbow wrote.

Then, she met her neighbor. His name is Tommy, he was sorry about the noise, he’s going to invite her to his next party, AND he loved her cake. It also turned out that this is his first Christmas without his daughter, who passed away from a car accident.

People on Twitter were feeling all the feelings after reading this heartbreaking, surprise ending and applauded Benbow for handling the situation in such a classy, kind way from the start.

Benbow wrote that story serves as an important message for all of us. “It was a sweet and gentle reminder that we never know what folks are going through and it is always best to lead with kindness,” she concluded. “When we can extend grace, we really should.”