Netflix is turning an accidental exchange between two strangers that went viral on social media into its newest feel-good feature film.
In 2016, an Arizona grandma accidentally texted a stranger inviting him to dinner for Thanksgiving, it has since become a heart-warming story between two unlikely friends. Now, Netflix will recount this story between Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton in a movie titled, "The Thanksgiving Text."
Wanda Dench meant to text her grandson asking if he was coming over for Thanksgiving, however, she had the wrong cell phone number and she actually texted a high school senior, Jamal Hinton. The error was cleared, but Hinton asked if the offer still stood—he has attended Thanksgiving at her house ever since.
In part of the tradition, Dench and Hinton share updates of their friendships regularly on social media and post a selfie each Thanksgiving.
The duo has gained the attention of the public and the media and has received thousands of followers; Hinton has more than 129,000 followers on Twitter, with Dench has more than 26,000.
Here's how the story has been covered by a variety of media: