Grandma invites wrong teen to Thanksgiving - and he accepts

Can you ever have enough grandma's.

Talk about a potential "random" act of kindness.

After he was accidentally included in a grandma's group text to her family about Thanksgiving dinner, one Phoenix teen may have a new place to sit at the dinner table.

Jamal Hinton, 17, received the text Tuesday which read: "Thanksgiving dinner is at my house on Nov. 24 at 3:00pm. Let me know if you're coming. Hope to see you all. Of course that includes Amanda & Justin."

Being from an unknown number Hinton was skeptical and, like anyone would do, asked who it was. The person on the other end replied, "Your grandma" with an emoji.

"I was joking with my class," Hinton said. "I was like, "Hey, somebody's grandma just texted me -- we're all invited to Thanksgiving.' They're like, 'Jamal, shut up!'"

"Grandma?" Hinton asked for a picture and when he received it -- it was clearly not his grandma.

"I couldn't believe -- why was my grandson asking me for my picture?" grandma Wanda Dench asked.

Hinton responded with a photo of his own saying: "You not my grandma" with a crying-laughing emoji included.

He did ask if he could have a plate though, which the lovely woman replied "Of course you can. That's what grandma's do... feed every one."

Sounds like grandma of the year in our book.

Hinton tweeted screenshots of the conversation.

But when his friend shared them, grandma became the MVP of the internet

@kingjamal08 This made my day!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Don't forget to tweet pics! πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

— Fan_Girl Mom (@ItsMaridean) November 17, 2016

And will he go to Thanksgiving dinner? Since it just happens to be in Mesa.

“I was like, 'hmm, should I really go?,” Hinton said.

"We would open our doors for them to come for holiday meals because I think that is what Thanksgiving is really about," Dench said. 

Hinton said he's planning to meet Wanda for Thanksgiving before heading to his real grandma's house (she's not jealous, by the way.

"She's not being replaced," he said. "She can never replaced, no! My grandma could never be replaced."

So he has the fortune of adding a second Thanksgiving and a third grandma.

(Β© 2016 KPNX)


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