Updated: November 16, 2021 9:54:49 am
Arizona resident Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton have been celebrating Thanksgiving together ever since they met after an accidental invitation in 2016. Their ‘Thanksgiving tradition’ is set to continue this year and netizens cannot stop swooning over it.
The Arizona woman, while trying to text her grandson, had accidentally sent the message to Hinton in 2016, inviting him over to celebrate the festival together. Now, Hinton tweeted saying that he is scheduled to meet Dench for Thanksgiving for the sixth year in a row.
“We are all set for year 6!” he tweeted sharing a screenshot of a conversation where Dench invited him and his family once again for lunch. “It would bring me great joy.” Hinton also added a photo from an earlier occasion when they were celebrating with Dench’s celebration also being present.
We are all set for year 6! 🦃 pic.twitter.com/wEQioizWGd
— Jamal Hinton (@Jamalhinton12) November 14, 2021
It had all started in 2016 when Hinton, 17 years old at the time, replied to Dench’s invite saying that she had sent the message to the wrong number. Hinton then jokingly asked if he can still get a plate at the dinner, to which Dench replied, “That’s what grandmas do…feed everyone.”
Last year when the pandemic hit the Dench family hard, many wondered if the tradition would continue. But putting all speculations to rest, Dench and Hinton met on Thanksgiving as usual. “Lonnie was missing this year, and he was a big part of the Thanksgiving story and a big part of our lives, but that’s one thing Wanda and I know for sure. Lonnie would have been very angry if we didn’t have Thanksgiving together,” Hinton told CNN at the time.
Now with the tradition set to continue this year, netizens couldn’t keep calm, with many saying their bond assures everyone that “there is still goodness in the world”. Others said that Dench and Hinton meeting on Thanksgiving is the “only consistent thing in life”.
All the feels ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/rYckPGspti
— Ayman (@AymanM) November 15, 2021
This is probably my favorite thing that I’ve ever seen on the internet. Every year it brings me such joy. It’s what the holidays are really about. https://t.co/f2WKYwPg04
— Lyss (@lyssquire) November 15, 2021
Legitimately my favorite thing of Thanksgiving every year. https://t.co/Yk1P4TYdPg
— ProudDad AB (@alexwbradford) November 14, 2021
This has been my favorite thing on Twitter since it started https://t.co/2mt7ArHdRq
— Nick (@LickNucchetti) November 14, 2021
6 years already?! If it’s taught us anything, is that life is precious. Enjoy your time together. 🙏🏽❤️ Y’all will forever be a great example of kindness and compassion just because y’all chose it.
— Maryvel Flores (@mflores1479) November 14, 2021
This the wholesome content i like to see, rest in paradise OG Lonnie.. pic.twitter.com/sK7UEWKnZn
— DshonJ (@ErikJackson__) November 15, 2021
Every year. Every damn year, I think the world is turning to absolute trash. Then I remember you guys keep this tradition going, and it brightens my outlook a bit.
— Jaunty Wicked Sneer (@TrollanKojima) November 14, 2021
This is the only consistent thing in my life
— C Money 📸 (@CGsDadSays) November 14, 2021
This is one of the finest, kindest, most delightful things in the world. May this go on and on. Wishing y’all great conversations and great food and great love. ❤️❤️❤️
— Could use a nap (@aggiegrrrl) November 14, 2021
The way this still makes me cry. Such a wholesome story that started because Grandma got the wrong number and now everybody is family…I can’t 😭😭😭 too sweet! pic.twitter.com/EE17rk29oG
— 🦑 (@MrMadamSussex) November 14, 2021
Jamal, I’m a firm believe that intergenerational friendships can be very beneficial to all involved. The fact that kindness brought y’all together was just the beginning but the friendship y’all have built is just beautiful. Happy thanksgiving to y’all!
— Ĵ€ŇŇ 🧣 (@magnific3ntfury) November 15, 2021
I love that this happened and love it even more that it kept happening. This is a light in a world that can be dark. ❤️
— 💀Transitional Fossil💀🇺🇸 (@nosferatu_sr) November 15, 2021
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