After a text sent to the wrong number turned into a Thanksgiving tradition, Jamal Hinton and Wanda Dench’s story is now being turned into a movie.
In 2016, Jamal Hinton shared screenshots of a series of text messages in which Wanda Dench mistook him for her grandson and asked him to Thanksgiving dinner.
Somebody grandma is coming in clutch this year!! Ayee!!! pic.twitter.com/QGrx83nHLl— Jamal Hinton (@Jamalhinton12) November 15, 2016
“Can I still get a plate tho?” Hinton inquired after revealing himself, to which Dench replied, “Of course you can. That’s what grandma’s do... feed everyone.” It turned into a yearly tradition for them, and the start of a long friendship
The Netflix adaptation “The Thanksgiving Text” will be written by Abdul Williams, the cast and director are yet to be announced. “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.”