VIDEO: Woman shares Thanksgiving with teen she accidentally invited

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December 25 2021 12:00 am

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona woman who accidentally texted a stranger an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner has made good on her offer after it spread through social media.

The Arizona Republic reports that Wanda Dench greeted Jamal Hinton, 17, with a hug before they sat down for dinner Thursday at her suburban Phoenix home. The mix-up happened after Dench included what she thought was her grandson’s number on a group text last week, but he had changed his number and never told her.

Instead, the text went to 17-year-old Jamal Hinton. They realized the mistake after the two exchanged pictures, but Hinton asked if he could “still get a plate.” Dench responded, “Of course you can. That’s what grandmas do.”

The exchange gained attention after Hinton posted it on Twitter:

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