A note left for a noisy neighbour turned into the cheesy Christmas movie of our dreams.


Look, it’s no secret we’re suckers for a cheesy Netflix rom-com.

They’re our lifeblood.

But when we come across a story that is seemingly ripped from the scripts of our favourite movies to watch when we’re hungover, we get excited.

Even more excited than realising it’s 5pm and time to leave work, put on our stretchy pants and fall into a deep binge of silly movies that make us cry even though we predicted the ending by simply reading the title.

Yes – we need to get lives.

Well, a tale doing the rounds on Twitter has caught our attention for that very reason.

It involves pound cake, noisy neighbours and sexy dreams about Michael B Jordan.

If that doesn’t sound like the makings of a truly great and maybe kinda terrible rom-com, we don’t know what does.

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It all began when US writer Candice Benbow made a very polite and hilariously-worded noise complaint via a note to her neighbour.

Because no-one wants to hear thumping music/extremely loud sex noises/couple’s fighting at 4am in the morning (I have heard all three from my neighbours in the past week. I’ve also seen them naked through the window more than once, but that’s a story for another time).


She also baked him a cake and I think I need to move because I currently live in a cake-free neighbourhood and I don’t think that’s OK.

“When you come home every evening and blast music, I’ve come to expect it,” she wrote in the letter. “Sometimes, it’s a song I hadn’t heard in a while and I appreciate the throwback. Other times, it’s something I’ve never heard before and I’ve been able to Google a few lyrics and add it to my weekly playlists to be fair, you’ve helped me catch a vibe.”

“But last night …” she continued. “Fam, you tried it. You really, really did.”

She explained that the music had kept her up until 4am, a time when she would much rather be in the land of nod dreaming about “all the things she wants Michael B Jordan to do to her”. Fair enough.


Her tweet went viral, and she later explained that she had chosen to leave a note rather than confront him in person after knocking on his door to no answer, adding that she did not feel particularly safe knocking on a stranger’s door at 3am.

She also said she felt that calling the police would worsen the situation.


It seems she made the right call, because the note may have triggered a beautiful friendship (perhaps romance?) between Candice and her neighbour.

Not only did he lower the music, the two actually met. And guys, she’ll probably be putting white icing on her next pound cake because SHE CALLED HIM CUTE.

She revealed he is a music video producer named Tommy, who apologised for the noise, invited her to his next party, and complimented her on her pound cake.

He’s also new to the area, and this is his first Christmas without his daughter, who he lost in a car accident.

“Y’all know how rough grieving was for me in the months following Mama’s death,” she wrote. “I can only imagine what it would have felt like for someone to confront me with anger when I’m trying my best to get through my first holiday season.”

“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. When we can extend grace, we really should.”

In a later Tweet, she asked Ava Duvernay, Lena Waite, Oprah, the Hallmark Channel, Netflix and others to pitch the idea for a rom-com and PLS, we have almost exhausted the current list on Netflix and we need more.

And that, my friends, is a true example of the power of cake.