Here at GFR, we sincerely hoped to ride this wave of Guardians of the Galaxy excitement until the eventual sequel comes out. And we accept any and all forms of Guardians love that Marvel and its fanbase have to give us. And if that love happens to come in the form of a Groot text message chatbot, so be it.
Created by Twilio developer Ricky Robinett, the bot is about as close as we’ll ever get to actually having a real-life Groot to talk to through via text. All you have to do is send a message to (866) 740-4531, and you’ll get the very response you were hoping for: “I am Groot.” Just in case you thought the alien’s communicative skills may have branched out when the written word was introduced, or in the wake of his global popularity.