After grandmother Wanda Dench messaged her grandson to arrange Thanksgiving plans, she had a hilarious surprise when she realised she had sent the message to the wrong person – who ended up at her house for dinner anyway!
Wanda and Jamal posed for a selfie on Thanksgiving
Wanda texted what she thought was her grandson and his girlfriend, writing: "Let me know if you are coming. Hope to see you all," but accidentally sent the message to Arizona-based teenager Jamal Hinton, who asked for a photo of the grandma before responding with a selfie of his own, playfully writing: "You not my grandma. Can I still get a plate though?"
Somebody grandma is coming in clutch this year!! Ayee!!! pic.twitter.com/QGrx83nHLl— Jamal Hinton (@kingjamal08) November 15, 2016
Wanda took Jamal's request in her stride, replying: "Of course you can… that's what grandma's do… feed everyone." The sweet text exchange quickly went viral, with many well-wishers hoping that the 17-year-old really would celebrate the American holiday with Wanda and her family.
The most anticipated #Thanksgiving dinner of the year! #canIgetaplate #grandmaWanda #abc15 pic.twitter.com/ktUz1YZ5Cx
— Nohelani Graf (@NoheG) November 25, 2016
Jamal revealed he really did spend some of the holiday with the grandma for the celebration of Friday, and shared a snap of himself with Wanda on Twitter, writing: "So this just happened," which received over 66 thousand retweets. He told local news ABC15: "She welcomed me into her house, so that shows me how great of a person she is. I'm thankful for people like that." A reporter also tweeted the couple meeting for the first time, writing: "The most anticipated #Thanksgiving dinner of the year! #canIgetaplate #grandmaWanda #abc15." People were quick to praise the story, with one writing: "OMG! That's OUTSTANDING. Excellent Grandma work." Another added: "This is so beautiful! I miss my grandma! Tell the world's [best] grandma hello and Happy Thanksgiving to you both!"