Two years ago, Wanda Dench, 61, thought she was texting her grandson about Thanksgiving dinner plans. But instead, she had reached out to 17-year-old Jamal Hinton.
Hinton asked who was messaging him and Dench responded, "It's your grandma."
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Once they figured out the error, Dench said the invitation was still available. Hinton took her up on the offer and has returned each Thanksgiving since.
They say it's a tradition they plan to continue, maybe with a change of venue in the future.
Their unlikely friendship has also expanded beyond Dench and Hinton as their loved ones have also become friends.