If you've been a citizen of the internet during the last three years and/or you're a fan of wholesome stuff, you've probably heard about everyone involved in this story—though you may not know their names.
Three years ago a woman sent a text to a number she thought belonged to her grandson. Grandma Wanda wanted to confirm Thanksgiving plans, but ended up sending the text to a wrong number.
On the other end of the texts sat a very confused (but hungry) 17-year-old named Jamal Hinton.
Jamal asked who it was, to which Grandma Wanda replied: "your grandmother." Jamal knew something wasn't right so he asked for a selfie for confirmation.
He got Grandma Wanda's selfie and responded with one of his own. Yeah... it was definitely a wrong number situation.
The two both thought it was hilarious and Wanda jokingly invited Jamal to join them for Thanksgiving anyway. The screenshots made their way to the internet and the pair had dinner together for real.
They were expecting to get a funny little story out of the situation, but what ended up happening was even better. Their families ended up absolutely adoring one another.
What started as an internet joke turned into a legitimately close friendship. They have dinner together every few months and have kept their Thanksgiving tradition alive.
This was their third year together!
Jamal shared photos from each year on Twitter.
2016, 2017...... 2018 ❤️ https://t.co/0ZNA54uGAS— Jamal Hinton (@Jamal Hinton)1542936940.0
And yes, they plan on doing it again next year because that's just what family does. And they have decided that's what they are: one big family.
Next year, though, Jamal and his girlfriend Mikaela are hopeful that they may have their own place and maybe they can host dinner instead of Wanda.
Twitter is so in love with this story of random loving friendship.
@kingjamal08 This is the type of positivity I’m tryna see on the TL https://t.co/RXsFgrccBn— kepo (@kepo)1542944228.0
@ManLookAtZoe @kingjamal08 @_tiondriaa That’s his nana now, only makes sense.— liz lemonade (@liz lemonade)1542948796.0
This the real origin of Thanksgiving. 🤧 https://t.co/P2woQWpA8C— Lord Griffith🕊 (@Lord Griffith🕊)1542946106.0
@kingjamal08 Jealous as hell, Bro. My grams died when I was one and mom and dad passed about 10 years ago. I ain't… https://t.co/awIBI4LBTI— 🇺🇲 Carm 🇮🇹 (@🇺🇲 Carm 🇮🇹)1542977567.0
@AKLienhartMinn @BrianaWhitney This story completely warmed my heart— Mel 🐝 (@Mel 🐝)1542983344.0
@LexisTV Aren’t they the cutest? Thank you so much. Happy to do the follow up!— Briana Whitney (@Briana Whitney)1542986274.0
@kingjamal08 https://t.co/d28yIhpFKp— Skittlez ⚯͛ △⃒⃘ (@Skittlez ⚯͛ △⃒⃘)1542964138.0
@kingjamal08 @Lady_Swavey Y'ALL STILL SPEND THE HOLIDAY TOGETHER?!? 😫😭😭😭😭🤗❤— L'amour de miel 🍯 (@L'amour de miel 🍯)1542955837.0
We're already looking forward to an update in 2019!