Grandma’s wrong text sparks yearly tradition

Jamal Hinton and Wanda Dench were merely strangers back in 2016 before a text invitation to Thanksgiving dinner went to the wrong number. Wanda sent out a text to what she thought was her grandson inviting him to holiday dinner, which turned out to be 17 year old Jamal. He quickly let her know of her mistake but telling her “you not my grandma” after a picture exchange, but also asked if he could still join. “Of course you can,” Dench replied. “That’s what grandmas do … feed everyone.”

Since 2016 they have continued their yearly tradition and even see each other regularly during the year. In 2017 Jamal joined Dench and family with a new addition, his girlfriend Mikaela. This Thursday marks the the 4th year the former strangers who now call each other family, will have the holiday dinner. Check out some of their pictures together in the tweet below!



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