This November, a woman named Wanda achieved a whole new level of winning at the art of grandma-ing. Wanda’s tale began on the 15th, when a group text that she sent out accidentally included a wrong number which turned out to belong to 17-year old Jamal Hinton from Chandler, Arizona.
Upon receiving the text, which concerned plans for Thanksgiving dinner, Jamal wrote back to inquire whom exactly had issued the invite. Still unaware that she had the wrong number, Wanda replied, “Your Grandma.”
The confused Jamal retained his skepticism however, and asked the unfamiliar texter to send him a selfie.
Wanda’s photo reply quickly confirmed Jamal’s suspicions that the mysterious texting grandma was, alas, not his own.
Not one to let a good opportunity go to waste however, Jamal jokingly asked if he could stop by on Thanksgiving anyway.
Behold Wanda’s adorable reply:
Soon after Jamal’s priceless texting encounter with Wanda, his friend Ronald posted screenshots of the conversation to Twitter, where it received over 180,000 re-tweets and 300,000 likes. Even the Huffington Post couldn’t resist the story and got a hold of Jamal, who confirmed that he definitely planned to stop by Wanda’s on Thanksgiving.
In fact, the teen had already stopped by his new texting buddy’s home in nearby Mesa, just to meet her in person after their conversation went viral. “She was really nice!” Jamal told HuffPost. “A very funny, sweet lady.”
As far as what he plans to bring to his new pal’s Thanksgiving feast, Jamal hasn’t quite solidified plans yet, but hints that his sights may be set on a pumpkin pie.