Last year, Wanda Dench became an online sensation when the story of her wrong person text ended up with meeting a new friend for Thanksgiving. The story broke last year and became an instant hit. Jamal Hinton was the receiver of that text message last year, and it sparked a budding relationship between two strangers.
Well, this year was no different but the text message was meant to be sent this time, and this time he brought his new girlfriend. “For him to continue with the relationship, I’m just really pleasantly surprised,” Dench told the Phoenix-based paper. “We’re more of [an] extended family and, best of all, friends.”
Over the year since that fateful text between strangers, Dench said they now talk about once a week. Hinton said he looks upon her as an adopted grandmother.
“The world is becoming a better place than it used to be,” Hinton said. “I’m loving it. I love that you don’t have to know someone or know their background to be nice to them.”