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Groot from 'Guardians of the Galaxy' wants to text you

A developer has made an SMS chatbot that lets you have a full text message conversation with Groot. Don't expect the exchange to get too deep, though.

I am Groot. Video screenshot by Anthony Domanico/CNET

Groot stole our hearts in the epic "Guardians of the Galaxy," and now he has a phone number so you can spend your day chatting away with the dancing tree that can summon fireflies out of thin air.

Twilio developer evangelist Ricky Robinett built an SMS chatbot that sends the message " I am Groot" to anyone who sends a text message to 866-740-4531. Considering "I am Groot" is all Groot can actually say, it's just like having an actual full-fledged conversation with the sentient tree-being. OK, so it won't be the most meaningful conversation you ever have, but it's arguably the deepest interchange you'll ever have with a chatbot.

Groot has been pretty busy responding to texts, as he'd sent out more than 100,000 messages as of Wednesday. Groot has a lot of friends out there in the world.

Arguing about who is, in fact, the real Groot. Anthony Domanico/CNET