I think this maybe a little more important than what I thought it was.’ Because of all the racial tension that’s in the country.”
Wednesday evening, two days after the text was sent, Hinton met Dench in person and she officially invited him and his family to their Thanksgiving; Hinton happily accepted. “I just went with my gut and said, ‘Sure, Grandmas feed everybody,'” Dench said. Hinton took a screenshot of the act of kindness and put it on Twitter. “I said basically Thanksgiving my house, this date, this time let me know if you’re going to come,” Dench said, adding “I got a text asking who is this and I said it’s Grandma!”
At that point in the conversation, Hinton was confused because he didn’t recognize the number, so to confirm it was actually his grandmother, he made a request. “I asked for a picture and she sent a picture, and I sent one back so she can confirm that I’m not her grandson, and it went from there,” Hinton said. “From what I kept reading, I thought, ‘Oh my gosh! When KPHO asked Dench about it, she said she thought the request was strange but decided to send a selfie.
A wrong number might be bringing two Arizona families together for Thanksgiving. “With all the Donald Trump going on and all the racial comments going on, it’s kind of good to see there’s still good people out there,” Hinton said. “She said that I can have a plate and that I’m actually invited now,” Hinton said. “I started getting these texts saying, ‘Can I come too, Grandma? “I was stunned,” said Dench. It has since been retweeted over 150,000 times. The woman, Wanda Dench, had intended the message to go to her grandson, but she had the wrong number and sent it instead to Hinton. “At first I thought, ‘Well this is annoying,’ until I started reading some people’s texts who were saying thank you so much, you’re such a kind person to let this young man into your home,” she said.