For the seventh year in a row, an Arizona grandma has the young man she accidentally texted an invitation to back for Thanksgiving. What started out with a text mistakenly sent to a total stranger has grown into a friendship and a Thanksgiving tradition appreciated by people around the world. Back in 2016, we told you about Wanda Dench, a Mesa, Arizona, grandmother who thought she was texting her grandson about Thanksgiving, but he’d changed his number and she was actually texting Jamal Hinton.
The then 16-year-old Hinton told Dench that she had the wrong number, but asked if he could still come for dinner. "Of course you can...that's what grandma's do...feed everyone," Dench replied. The exchange went viral on social media and that kindness has led to a seven-year friendship between Hinton and Dench.
Each year, Hinton posts a pic of himself with his “second family” on social media. And over the years their relationship has grown to be more than just a Thanksgiving thing. Hinton even went with Dench as she recently got her first tattoo at 65-years-old. The two have also become business partners and last year signed a deal with Netflix to tell their story. Hinton and Dench hope their story will inspire people to “reach out and make connections that they wouldn't ordinarily make."
Source: Good Morning America
Photo Credit: Getty Images