The 40-year-old actor shared his phone number on Tuesday encouraging people to "just text me"

Ashton Kutcher wants you to call him — and it’s not a prank.

In a now-deleted tweet, The Ranch actor, 40, shared his phone number on Tuesday telling fans, “I miss having a real connection w/ real people. My Community.”

He shared, “From now on you can just text me. I won’t be able to respond to everyone but at least we can be real w/ each other & I can share the unedited latest & greatest in my world.”

Kutcher, who was one of the early users of Twitter, added his phone number and said, “Yes this is my#” in case anyone had doubts.

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The actor included a GIF of himself saying, “You are the fabric of who we are, and we love you!”

A few hours later, he deleted the tweet but explained he was bombarded with messages in a subsequent tweet, writing, “I will repost soon… sms is a fragile beast.”

A representative for the star did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

While some fans may have been disappointed, others found that they received an automatic reply reading, “Hey it’s Ashton. This is an auto text to let you know I got your message.”

“Make sure you click the link and [add] my phone so I can respond to you,” he added.

Kutcher, a notable prankster from his days on Punk’d, loves to delight his friends and fans.

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In December, the actor, along with his wife and actress Mila Kunis, gifted Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell a hilarious shower curtain with a giant photo of themselves on it.

What a generous Christmas gift from the Kunis-Kutcher family,” Shepard, 43, jokingly captioned the shot. “A beautiful shower curtain for the attic(t) bathroom!”

Kutcher co-created his popular pranking show Punk’d in 2003 which followed the star as he played jokes on celebrities.