The Thanksgiving holiday is a time when family and friends will come together,
possibly probably argue about the election, and pass out on the couch after a hearty meal. For 17-year-old Jamal Hinton of Phoenix, he may be spending the Thanksgiving holiday with some complete strangers.
Hinton’s bizarre and heartwarming holiday plans started on any normal Tuesday, as his phone buzzed with a text message. But this wasn’t any old greeting, for he somehow became part of a group text outlining Thanksgiving plans. Yet Hinton wasn’t familiar with the numbers and did what any experienced cell phone user does. He asked who it was, and the sender identified themselves as his grandmother.
But Hinton still was not convinced and asked for evidence. He told BuzzFeed News, “I really thought it was my grandma so I had to ask for a picture to make sure.” Alas, it was not his grandmother, but he still asked if he could come to the festivities, to which the woman obliged. The entire conversation ended up on Twitter: