Thanksgiving Grandma Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton Reunite for Holiday for 8th Year

Mariah Carey REACTS to Martha Stewart's Thanksgiving Plea

Eight years ago, an Arizona grandma and a teen stranger accidentally became friends after starting a Thanksgiving tradition that captured the hearts of people nationwide.

This week, Wanda Dench, 66, shared her holiday table with Jamal Hinton, 24, to whom she had famously texted an invite after mistaking his number for her grandson's, for the eighth consecutive year. This time, they invited another stranger, identified as Arseni, to join them for an early holiday dinner at Wanda's home in Prescott, Ariz. as part of an Airbnb promotion.

"Our year 8 selfie," Jamal, 24, wrote alongside a photo of himself, Wanda, 66, and their guest on Instagram Nov. 22, one day before the holiday. "Thanks for staying with us, Arseni, and for being part of the good in the world this holiday season #airbnbpartner"

The duo's tradition began in 2016 when Wanda accidentally texted Jamal, instead of her grandson Randall Burgoyne, "Thanksgiving dinner is at my house on Nov. 24 at 3:00pm. Let me know if you're comingคำพูดจาก เว็บสล็อตใหม่ล่าสุด. Hope to see you all. Of course that includes Amanda & Justin."

photosThe Best Thanksgiving Movies and TV Episodes to Watch

The then-17-year-old responded, "Who is those…" and Wanda replied, "Your grandma," adding a grandma emoji.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Airbnb (@airbnb)

Trending Stories


Jennie Garth Briefly Addresses Dan Schneider & Costar Amanda Bynes


Why Paris Hilton and Carter Reum Don't Share Photos of Daughter London


Travis Kelce Reveals His Not-So-Cruel Summer Plans With Taylor Swift

Jamal asked her to send him a picture. She did, and he then texted her a photo of himself, writing, "You not my grandma."

He added, "Can I still get a plate tho?" Wanda responded, "Of course you can. That's what grandma's do…feed every one," adding a cake emoji.

The pair's friendship and heartwarming Thanksgiving tradition have continued to touch fans' hearts. "Every year the universe heals itself in many ways," one person commented on their recent photo. "This is one of them. Balance restored."

Thanksgiving Grandma Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton Reunite for Holiday for 8th Year

Another user wrote, "If there's one single thing I look forward to every years it's this."

Look back at Wanda and Jamal's Thanksgiving reunions over the years:

Related Posts