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A Grandma Accidentally Invited A Stranger To Thanksgiving, And Now They're BFFs

The way this story plays out is beyond heartwarming.

Grandmas are the best. They feed everyone during holiday get-togethers, and they get into adorable texting mishaps -- and the story of a mistakenly sent Thanksgiving invite text is warming everyone's hearts this week.

Wanda Delch, a grandmother in Mesa, Arizona, sent out a mass text to what she thought was a list of her family members, informing them what time Thanksgiving dinner would be this year. What she didn't know was that she'd also sent the text to a stranger: 17-year-old Jamal Hinton.

When Jamal responded to the text asking "Who is this?" she responded, "Your grandma."

"I thought it was either a wrong number or my grandma learned how to use a phone correctly," Hinton said in an interview with NBC News, so he asked the sender to send a photo. Once he received the pic, it was clear the woman in the photo was of no relation to him, but that didn't deter him from sending a selfie of his own and asking if he was still invited to dinner.

"You not my grandma. Can I still get a plate tho?" he wrote back.

Delch responded, "Of course you can. That's what grandmas do — feed everyone."

According to NBC News, Delch and Hinton met up on Wednesday night, and Delch invited Hinton's entire family to come to hers for dinner.

"I've got to figure out how big a turkey I need for 20 people," Delch said.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who can't wait to see how this turns out. Here's hoping Jamal and his fam do go to dinner at the Delch's and live-tweet the entire evening.

[Photo: Twitter]

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