Grandmother's accidental text starts Thanksgiving tradition

Grandmother's accidental text starts Thanksgiving tradition
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A grandmother's Thanksgiving mistake has accidentally turned into a tradition, after a stranger arrived at her house for the second year in a row.

It all began in 2016, when Jamal Hinton shared a text conversation with Arizona grandmother Wanda Dench, where she sent him an invitation meant for somebody else.

After establishing that he wasn't who she intended to invite, he asked if he could come anyway and she responded: "Of course, you can. That's what grandmas do - feed everyone!"

The Arizona Republic reports, this year, Mr Hinton arrived again and he even brought his girlfriend to meet his "adopted grandmother".

"She was so nice and welcoming last year, I said I would be there," he told KPNX. "She's a great friend."

Ms Dench is just as appreciative of Mr Hinton's company, saying he's a joy to have around at this time of year.

"We got to laugh about last year and reminisce about how it all blew up on our phone, and how I had to change my number," Ms Dench told the Arizona Republic. "We had a laugh and a good time.

"He always has an open invite to our house for Thanksgiving."