“Thanksgiving Grandma” Text Goes Viral

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Wanda Dench, AKA Thanksgiving Grandma, is still trying to process how she became a Twitter sensation.

It all started with the best of intentions: a group text to her grandsons.

"I said basically Thanksgiving my house, this date, this time let me know if you're going to come," Dench said, adding "I got a text asking who is this and I said it's Grandma!"

17-year-old Jamal Hinton, who was on the receiving end of Dench's text, thought at first it could be his grandma, but he asked for a phone picture to confirm.

"I thought it was strange, but I took a selfie at work and i got a text back from somebody I don't know who said,' You're not my grandma, but can I still have a plate?'"

Once the initial embarrassment ended, Dench decided to do something unusual and offered Hinton the plate he asked for.

"I just went with my gut and said, 'Sure, Grandmas feed everybody,'" Dench said.

Hinton posted the exchange on Twitter on Monday and that was that, or so he thought. His phone has since exploded, as well as Dench's.

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