“You not my grandma. Can I still get a plate tho?”
Before an accidental text in 2016, Jamal Hinton had never met Wanda Dench. The high school senior wasn’t likely to be hanging out with a grandmother from Mesa, Arizona, after all. That was before.
Before she mistakenly texted him with an invite to Thanksgiving. Before they started to spend their Thanksgivings together.
Before they went viral.
Now Netflix is turning their story into a movie called The ‘Thanksgiving Text’, and if it’s as heartwarming and lovely as the real thing, it’s bound to be a hit.
Five years ago, Wanda was trying to get in touch with her grandson to see if he was coming to Thanksgiving dinner. Unaware that her grandson had changed his number, she texted ;
In which Jamal replied ;
Thus, a beautiful tradition was born, one that went viral after Jamal shared his exchange with Wanda on Twitter. Since then, Wanda and Jamal have spent every Thanksgiving together along with both of their families. Now their longstanding tradition will get the Netflix treatment in The Thanksgiving Text, a movie based on their accidental friendship. And they couldn’t be more excited to see their story on the big screen.
No release date has been set for the movie, which will be written by Abdul Williams who wrote Salt-N-Pepa and The Bobby Brown Story.
We’re also loving the yearly updates. Here’s their recent picture together
(SOURCE: ROMPER, TWITTER)