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Grandma accidentally invites stranger to Thanksgiving dinner

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Here's a story you can talk about around the Thanksgiving table.

It's about a guy who got a mysterious invitation to thanksgiving dinner from a grandma. 

Here's the problem, it's not his grandma.

17-year-old Jamal Hinton got a text, telling him Thanksgiving dinner was at three this year.

He said he thought it was either a wrong number or his grandma learned how to use a phone correctly.

Jamal asked for a picture, and got  a selfie of Wanda Dench. She's somebody's grandma, just not his.

A second later he texts me back with his picture, and says you aren't my grandma, but can I still have a plate. 

That's where you might expect the story to end. But like a true grandma, Wanda said sure you can; that's what grandmas do.

Jamal's whole family is now going to Wanda's for thanksgiving.

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