In these divisive times it’s nice to hear about a story that not only renews your faith in humanity but it also hits you right in the feels.
Netflix is making a film about the viral story of the unlikeliest grandma and grandson pairing ever. Incase you’re not familiar with the story 6 years ago s grandma in Arizona mistakenly invited a stranger to her Thanksgiving dinner. What started as an accidental text message , a humorous exchange that went viral has turned into an unlikely friendship and a heartwarming holiday tradition that is 6 years strong right now. Abdul Williams (“The New Edition Story,” “The Bobby Brown Story”) is writing the screenplay for the film that will be produced by director d George Tillman, Jr. (“The Hate U Give”).
“The Thanksgiving Text” will recount the true tale that began in 2016, when Wanda Dench thought she was texting her grandson to check if he would be coming over for Turkey Day. Apparently, she had the wrong cell phone number. She actually texted Jamal Hinton, a high school senior at the time, who accepted her invitation anyway, and has attended her feast every year since.