A wrong text in 2016 brought two families together and new Thanksgiving traditions were born.
Jamal Hinton and Wanda Dench’s unlikely relationship began when Dench accidentally texted the wrong number thinking he was going to invite his grandson to Thanksgiving dinner, but instead texted Hinton, who at that time I was just a teenager at the time. And so began his touching story. Now fast forward to today, and the two are competing on “The Cube” to win $250,000.
Jamal Hinton and Wanda Dench filmed an episode of “The Cube” with Dwyane Wade
Hinton announced the exciting news on his Instagram page with a carousel of photos captioned: “If you haven’t heard of THE CUBE, this is definitely a must see! Action, comedy, laughter and lots of fun! I had the pleasure of being a part of this experience and I can’t wait for all of you to see it. Thanks to Dwyane Wade and the entire production team. Be sure to tune in on June 4 only on TBS.”
The photos tell the story of the filming of the episode and give people who have been following their story for years a sense that the two are still in communication and enjoying life together.
“Love this ❤️❤️❤️ your boys story continues to be one of my favorite stories of all time,” one person wrote in the post’s comment section.
“Always happy when you post! This is just beautiful,” wrote another.
And the happy feelings didn’t stop there. Many others shared their thoughts on the relationship that grew out of a wrong text years ago.
“This relationship is the best thing I’ve seen on the internet,” said one person. Another added: “Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the family. ❤️❤️❤️ signed All your internet cousins. P.S. Wanda is also our grandmother ????❤️”.
hinton too tweeted some information about the next episode of “The Cube”.
You won’t want to miss Wanda and me as we compete for a chance to win $250,000 on June 4th at The Cube with @Dwyane Wade pic.twitter.com/zZ9SwXcvVo
— Jamal Hinton (@Jamalhinton12) May 22, 2023
“It’s been amazing to see you and Wanda still in each other’s lives after all these years. Hope you do well at The Cube!” one person commented. “Amazing story here. I love it,” wrote another.
A wrong text brought two families together in 2016
When Dench thought she was sending her grandson a text inviting him to Thanksgiving dinner, she quickly discovered she had the wrong number. But instead of writing it off and moving on, an unlikely bond began to form between the grandmother and the then-17-year-old.
Hinton, now 23, is sharing their incredible relationship on social media for all who follow their heartwarming story. She often shares Thanksgiving dinner updates, as well as other times the two run into each other throughout the year.
In November, Hinton shared an Instagram post about a business partnership the two formed.
He also shared a photo announcing that the seventh year of Thanksgiving was happening for the two of them and their families.
“One of my favorite stories of all time! ❤️”, wrote a person in the comments of the publication. “Love that you all are keeping up the tradition,” wrote another.
There has also been talk of a Netflix movie about her story.
Hinton tweeted the announcement about a year ago saying, “I am very excited to announce our new partnership with Netflix. We thank each of you for your love and support on our journey over the past six years. We can’t wait to tell our story on the big screen.
According Variety, “The Thanksgiving Text” will tell the true story of how a wrong text started a new friendship that became family. In a joint statement, Dench and Hinton said: “We are excited to share our story with the world. We hope it inspires more people to reach out and make connections that they normally wouldn’t. We are so blessed to find a genuine friendship brought together by God out of a wrong text.”
Dench and Hinton’s episode of “The Cube” airs June 4 on TBS.
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