Wrong Text Results in Ultimate Thanksgiving Tradition – And a New Movie
By Movieguide® Contributor
One of our favorite Thanksgiving mistakes gone right will hit the screens.
Five years ago, Jamal Hinton went viral on Twitter after posting screenshots of a text he got from someone who had the wrong number. Now, the story is getting turned into a Netflix movie.
Wanda Dench, thinking she was texting her grandson, texted Hinton, inviting him to Thanksgiving dinner. Hinton let her know she had the wrong number, then jokingly added, “Can I still get a plate tho?”
Somebody grandma is coming in clutch this year!! Ayee!!! pic.twitter.com/QGrx83nHLl
— Jamal Hinton (@Jamalhinton12) November 15, 2016
Dench responded, “Of course you can. That’s what grandmas do… feed everyone.” Hinton showed up for the holiday meal, and the two struck up a friendship. They have continued to celebrate Thanksgiving together over the years, with Hinton even bringing along his girlfriend. Every year, the pair post a selfie together, making internet users happy to see them continue their relationship.
Thanksgiving 2021 pic.twitter.com/2Ff3PpvvVY
— Jamal Hinton (@Jamalhinton12) November 25, 2021
The internet loved this story of a found-family; the two have 150,000 Twitter followers between them. Hinton and Dench are excited to bring their real-life story to the screen.
In a joint statement, the pair said, “We are excited to share our story with the world,” Dench and Hinton said in a joint statement. “We hope it inspires more people to reach out and make connections that they wouldn’t ordinarily make. We are so blessed to find a genuine friendship brought together by God from a mistaken text message.”
I am very excited to announce our new partnership with Netflix. We thank every single one of you for your love and support in our journey the last 6 years. We can’t wait to tell our story on the big screen! 🎥🍾 pic.twitter.com/0heCmEWMDM
— Jamal Hinton (@Jamalhinton12) December 2, 2021
We can’t wait to see Hinton and Dench’s true story of friendship brought to our screens!