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Grandma, teen reunite 1 year after accidental Thanksgiving invite went viral

Wanda Dench accidentally invited a stranger to her Thanksgiving dinner via text message -- and remained true to her promise of hosting him. Jamal Hinton joined Dench and her family for dinner.

A heartwarming reunion! One year ago, a wrong text from an Arizona grandmother went viral. And what started as an accident has become a tradition.

Last year, Wanda Dench thought she was texting her grandson when she sent out details about Thanksgiving dinner, KSAZ reports

But instead, 17-year-old high school senior Jamal Hinton got the random message while in class.

Jamal texted back asking who it was, and Dench responded with: “It’s your grandma.”

Jamal asked for her picture “just to double check.”

Dench responded with a photo of herself. Jamal then sent her a photo of himself to establish that they were not related. But he figured he’d ask if the offer for Thanksgiving dinner still stood.

Dench, a complete stranger, said she would still save a plate for him because “that’s what grandmas do. Feed everyone.”

Jamal tweeted out a picture with Dench celebrating another year of celebrating Thanksgiving together.

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