The Accidental Thanksgiving Text To Stranger That Went Viral Is Still Going Strong After 7 Years

Jamal Hinton and Wanda Dench shared a photo outside of a restaurant on Tuesday, continuing their tradition of spending time together at Thanksgiving.

For a seventh straight year, the moving story of a grandmother mistakenly texting a teenage boy asking him over for Thanksgiving continues.

According to NBC News, on Tuesday (November 22), Jamal Hinton shared a photo standing beside Wanda Dench outside of The Cheesecake Factory restaurant, revealing the pair are carrying on their viral tradition.

“To answer all your questions, yes Thanksgiving year 7 is planned out! See you guys Thursday!” he captioned the photo with turkey and black heart emojis.

In 2016, Dench accidentally sent Hinton a text, informing the then 17-year-old that Thanksgiving dinner was at her house on November 24 at 3 p.m. When the teen asked who sent him the message, Dench responded, “Your grandma,” with an elderly woman emoji.

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Writing back, Hinton requested a photo to prove that the text came from his grandmother. After sending the selfie image of herself at work, he replied with a photo of his face and a text informing Dench that she’s not his grandmother.

“Can I still get a plate tho?” Hinton asked.

“Of course you can. That’s what grandma’s do...feed everyone,” she replied with a cake emoji.

The interaction subsequently went viral on social media, garnering hundreds of thousands of reactions. Since that Thanksgiving holiday meeting happened in 2016, the pair’s annual reunion has become a Thanksgiving tradition for all.

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