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Grandma and Stranger’s Sweet Accidental Texts Created a Holiday Tradition | They Will Meet for “Thanksgiving Year 7”
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Grandma and Stranger’s Sweet Accidental Texts Created a Holiday Tradition | They Will Meet for “Thanksgiving Year 7”

"I changed my view totally of the younger generation, and now that I reflect back on all these years, I didn't change their life, they changed mine," Wanda Dench said.

Cover Image Source: Instagram | Jamal Hinton
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It's Thanksgiving, which means Jamal Hinton and Wanda Dench are sharing the day together. Five years ago, a popular text message started their yearly ritual. When Dench accidentally invited Hinton to Thanksgiving dinner through text message in 2016, the odd pair made it a ritual to celebrate the holiday together. Her accidental receiver immediately realized that the note was actually intended for Dench's grandchild. When this was made clear, the grandma, who was 59 at the time, didn't appear to be upset at all, though. Dench instead offered a real invitation to join them despite Hinton's lighthearted request for a plate at the age of 17, according to TODAY.

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On Tuesday, November 22, Jamal Hinton posted a picture of himself and Wanda Dench outside The Cheesecake Factory, showing that the two are continuing their very popular ritual. "To answer all your questions, yes Thanksgiving year 7 is planned out! See you guys Thursday!" he captioned the photo. One user referred to the reunion as "the Thanksgiving tradition I never knew I needed" in the comment area, which was brimming with happiness and enthusiasm. Many readers expressed their anticipation for the annual update to the consoling tale, and one even proposed that Hallmark make a film based on Hinton and Dench. It all started with the, "Can I still get a plate tho?" Hinton asked. "Of course you can. That's what grandma's do...feed everyone," she replied with a piece of cake emoji.