A 17 year old from Phoenix, Arizona was accidentally included in a group text from a grand mom named Wanda Delch who is of no relation and is a stranger to him.
He replied to the text thinking it was his grandmom but quickly learned it was not.
“I thought it was either a wrong number or my grandma learned how to use a phone correctly,” Jamal Hinton told NBC News.
He sent a selfie and Delch sent one back.
Hinton jokingly replied”you not my grandma. Can I still get a plate tho?”
Delch said yes!
“I said you sure can, that’s what grandma’s do,” Delch told the news site. The pair met Wednesday night — and Delch extended the invitation to Hinton’s entire family.
“I’ve got to figure out how big a turkey I need for 20 people,” Delch added.
Their story, reported by Buzzfeed on Wednesday morning, immediately went viral. The tale was seen by nearly two million people and re-tweeted over 120,000 times. It had clearly touched a nerve for millions of Americans.
“I feel like everybody sees this joy that two people, two strangers can actually connect,” said Hinton. Watch ABC News’ coverage of the heartwarming exchange.
A rep from Buzfeed said people love feel good stories like those especially around the holidays when people can forget the seasons for giving and being charitable.