Teen Who Received Mistaken Text Message Invite From Grandmother Attends Thanksgiving Dinner
"I'd never seen her before, and she welcomed me into her home," said Jamal Hinton, 17.
Thanksgiving dinner is traditionally a time reserved for family, but this Arizona teen enjoyed his in the company of strangers after a zealous grandmother accidentally invited him to her home via text.
When Wanda Dench, a white woman, texted her grandson to invite him and his girlfriend to her feast, she accidentally texted Jamal Hinton, 17, who is black.
Despite the mistake, she didn't rescind the invitation, and insisted Hinton show up anyway.
On Wednesday, Hinton posted a picture on Facebook of him and Dench, supposedly at Thanksgiving dinner.
So this just happened pic.twitter.com/zqElkMd6zMNovember 25, 2016
“I’d never seen her before, and she welcomed me into her home,” Hinton said in an interview with KNXV. “That shows me how great of a person she is. I’m thankful for people like that. “
As Dench welcomed her guests to her home, she also welcomed Hinton, whom she met for the first time, with open arms.
The mismatched encounter came to be after Dench sent a text invitation to Thanksgiving dinner to the wrong number.
Somebody grandma is coming in clutch this year!! Ayee!!! pic.twitter.com/laXmX6rotANovember 15, 2016
When they realized they were complete strangers, Hilton said: “Can I still get a plate tho?”
“Of course you can,” she wrote back. “That’s what grandmas do... feed everyone.”
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