Jamal Hinton, a 17-year-old from Chandler, AZ, was innocently staring at his phone when he got a text from a number he didn't recognize. The stranger had an interesting offer for him, though: An invitation to her family's Thanksgiving dinner.
The texter, who obviously had the wrong number, was surely baffled when Hinton responded with his photo and his own text: “You’re not my grandma.” But he jokingly asked if he could have a plate, anyway--and that's when things got truly crazy.
Somebody grandma is coming in clutch this year!! Ayee!!! pic.twitter.com/laXmX6rotA— Certo Nego (@RonaldDoee) November 15, 2016
Somebody grandma is coming in clutch this year!! Ayee!!! pic.twitter.com/laXmX6rotA
“Of course you can,” wrote the mystery texter, a woman named Wanda Dench from a nearby town. “That’s what grandmas do.”
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Hinton's friend posted the text exchange online, where it started to immediately go viral. Apparently people were loving the feel-good vibes put out by this hospitable grandma, whose unexpected invitation truly displays the Thanksgiving spirit.
When Hinton and Dench met face-to-face recently, it seems she invited Hinton's entire family to this year's Turkey Day celebration (along with her real grandchildren, of course). That's one dinner conversation that's sure to sparkle!
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