Grandma who texted wrong number gets extra guest for Thanksgiving

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman who accidentally texted a stranger an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner has made good on her offer after it spread through social media.

The Arizona Republic reports ( ) that Wanda Dench greeted 17-year-old Jamal Hinton with a hug before they sat down for dinner Thursday at her suburban Phoenix home.

The mix-up happened after Dench included what she thought was her grandson’s number on a group text last week, but he had changed his number and never told her.

Instead, the text went to 17-year-old Jamal Hinton.

According to screenshots obtained by Buzzfeed, Jamal texted back asking “Who is those (sic)?” The reply he got… “Your grandma.” Jamal asked for a picture to confirm it was his grandma.

Turns out, it wasn’t. He sent a picture back saying she wasn’t his grandma, and asked if he could still have a plate. The reply was classic. She wrote, “of course you can. That’s what grandma’s do…feed everyone.”

The exchange gained attention after Hinton posted it on Twitter.

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