4 years ago, Dench thought she sent out a text message, inviting her grandson to a filling Thanksgiving meal. However, she sent the message to a wrong number, belonging to Hinton, who was 17 years old and a high school senior in Phoenix, Arizona, at the time.
After exchanging selfies to confirm that they, in fact, did not know each other, Hinton wondered if he could drop by for a spot of Thanksgiving food anyway. Being the amazing person that she is, Dench said of course he could come: “That’s what grandmas do … feed everyone.”
Since then, the two have become fast friends and honorary grandson and grandmother. According to Dench, it’s good to remember Thanksgiving traditions “and see there are still good people out there.” Dench has extended Hinton an open invitation to join her family for Thanksgiving dinner for all Thanksgivings to come, so see you again this time next year, folks!
Let us know what your Thanksgiving plans are in the comments below. I personally am planning on getting some baked potatoes, some cranberry sauce, and a bit of turkey, and watching some cozy TV shows tonight. Unless one of you wants to invite me to your home for Thanksgiving dinner.
Since the first shared meal together 4 years ago, Dench and Hinton have met for Thanksgiving every year!