Viral Thanksgiving Grandma and Guest celebrate seventh year together

It’s Thanksgiving this week, which means it’s time to gather with the family, eat a ridiculously large bird, and enjoy another update from unlikely viral friends Jamal Hinton and Wanda Dench.

This is the seventh Thanksgiving the pair have spent together, thanks to an errant text message that went viral after they first met in 2016. Dench, then a 59-year-old grandmother, intended to text her grandson to invite him over for Thanksgiving dinner. Unfortunately — or fortunately, depending on your perspective — said grandson recently changed his number. Instead the invitation was delivered to 17-year-old Hinton, who quickly figured out the mix.

Hinton jokingly asked for a plate anyway, Dench graciously invited her, and the exchange was later posted online. The rest is Thanksgiving history.

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The unlikely pair became close friends, starting an annual tradition of spending Thanksgiving together. This year they took the opportunity to announce a new joint venture, together starting a business selling alkaline water.

While Hinton teased their reunion a few days ago, the two didn’t just hang out over the holidays. When Hinton was with Dench earlier this year He went to get his first tattooThree stars In memory of her husband Lonny Dench, her mother and her father. Dench also tweeted her congratulations to Hinton To start his own car detailing business. And it seems like both Los Angeles Rams fans.

Although already bonded, Hinton and Dench’s friendship would soon become even more immortalized on film. Last year Netflix announced that it would make a movie based on their story, written by The story of Bobby BrownAbdul Williams.

“We are excited to share our story with the world,” the pair said in a joint statement diversity At the time “we hope it inspires more people to reach out and make connections that they wouldn’t normally make.”

Getting an update on Hinton and Dench has become an annual Thanksgiving tradition for many, almost as important as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It is heartwarming to see that they are both doing well and their friendship is going strong.