Years After Mistaken Thanksgiving Invite, Accidental Tradition Continues

Years After Mistaken Thanksgiving Invite, Accidental Tradition Continues


Thanksgiving is one of the most family-oriented holidays — a time for gratitude, reflection and creating more memories.

Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton aren’t related by blood, but they’ve forged an unbreakable bond and always spend Thanksgiving together thanks to an erroneous text sent in 2016.

It all began when Dench, who is from Arizona, sent a text to her family, including her grandson, inviting them to Thanksgiving dinner. What she didn’t know was that her grandson had changed his number.

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After the new owner of the number wrote back to ask who was texting him, and she said “your grandma,” he asked for a photo of her and sent one of him in reply, making it clear they were strangers.

“You not my grandma,”

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