By Madeline Spear

A woman in Mesa, Arizona was just trying to let her grandson know what time to be at her house for Thanksgiving when she sent a text message to the wrong number. The recipient of the mix-up was 17-year-old, Jamal Hinton.

Hinton was in class when he responded to the text message.

“I texted back and I said ‘who is this?’ And she was like, ‘it’s your grandma.’ Hinton told CNN affiliate KNXV.

Thinking it might be his own grandma on a new number, the teen asked for a photo of the mystery texter. Not so surprisingly, the picture was not Hinton’s grandma so the teen sent a selfie back showing her that he was the grandson she was inviting.

The teen did however make sure to ask if he could still join in the thanksgiving festivities. In the most grandmotherly way, she replied, “Of course you can. That’s what grandmas do…feed everyone!”

Hinton was touched by her sincerity and went on to share the conversation on his Facebook page. Unfortunately for mystery grandma, he didn’t crop out her number and she was the recipient of over 600 text messages from people hoping to catch an invite to her Thanksgiving feast.

She has since changed her number but has exchanged information with Hinton and expects to see him on Thursday.


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