Teenager Jamal Hinton got a hilarious text. It was an invitation to Thanksgiving from someone who said she was his grandma.
He’d never seen the number before and responded “Grandma? Can I have a picture.”
When a picture popped up of a Wanda Dench, now 60, he chuckled. “You not my grandma,” he wrote back with a laughing emoji. Hinton, then a high school senior, texted back a picture of himself.
It was so funny, he decided to draw it out a little. “Can I still get a plate tho?” he asked, not expecting a response. She shot back: “Of course you can. That’s what grandma’s do…Feed everyone.”
The two corresponded a few times and Hinton realized Dench was serious about the invitation. She lived in Mesa, Ariz., about a 25-minute drive from his house south of Phoenix. Not too far to travel, he decided.
So instead of going to his own grandmother’s house, he showed …
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