Teen accepts invitation to stranger’s Thanksgiving dinner

(Johnny/Flickr Commons/CC BY-SA 2.0)
(Johnny/Flickr Commons/CC BY-SA 2.0)

PHOENIX (WTNH) —- According to KSAZ, a 17 year old boy who received a strange text message for holiday plans gained himself another grandma.

Many times, text messages from unknown numbers are immediately identified a spam. For 17 year old Jamal Hinton, it was an extra invitation for a festive Thanksgiving celebration.

Jamal Hinton was in class when he received a text message from a woman claiming to be his grandmother stating what time Thanksgiving dinner would be.

I was just in class, and I got a random group chat text, so I texted back, and I found a new grandma.”

When the woman, identified as Wanda Dench, exchanged selfies with Hinton the two knew that the conversation was a minor mix-up. However, Dench decided to still extend the invitation to Hinton. Hinton explains his reasons for attending Thanksgiving dinner with a new family.

I was, like, ‘wow, she is really nice, I should really go’. She seems really sweet. Just a nice lady, I guess”

For Dench, this is not uncommon due to her military background.

Grew up in a military family. May dad is Navy, so we would invite vets over that we didn’t know either for Thanksgiving.”

After the two met on Wednesday, they realized that they have a lot in common like open hearts and minds. However, Hinton did admit that maybe he could teach Dench a few things about texting.

 

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s