In 2016 Jamal Hinton received a wrong number text from Wanda Dench inviting him to a family Thanksgiving dinner.
Despite the distance Jamal, did indeed stop by for dinner and their holiday mixup went viral.
Since the heartwarming story first broke, Dench, has named Hinton as her ‘honorary grandson and thus a tradition was born. Since 2016, Hinton has spent every subsequent Thanksgiving at Dench’s home
Each year, Hinton tweets a photo of himself with Dench enjoying Thanksgiving together.
Speaking of their time together Hinton says:
“We don’t watch TV or anything. We just sit at the table for a couple of hours and talk the whole time and tell stories and see how we’ve been,” he says, adding that this year he plans to bring the game of Monopoly that Dench gifted him last year so they can all play together. “Time kind of just flies, we don’t even realize how long we’ve been there. They’re really good company.”
Four years later, Hinton and Dench are still having family time together.