Phoenix teenager Jamal Hinton was in class at Desert Vista High School when he got the following message from an unknown number: "Thanksgiving dinner is at my house on Nov 24 at 3pm. Let me know if you’re coming. Hope to see you all. Of course that includes Amanda & Justin."
Intriqued by the message, Jamal replied to the message enquiring who it was, only to get the reply: "Your grandma."
The pair swapped selfies and soon realised there had been a mix up.
The message had been meant for grandma Wanda’s grandson 24-year-old Brandon Burgoyne who recently changed his number, but Jamal asked could he come to dinner anyway and grandma Wanda replied: "Of course you can. That’s what grandma’s do... feed every one."
The story was tweeted by Jamal and from there the sweet story about the nicest grandma in America took off with everyone enamoured by Wanda’s kindness.
Wanda and Jamal met each other for the first time this week and hit it off straight away. Jamal said she made him feel at home and they had a great bond.
Wanda then invited Jamal’s whole family over for the big Thanksgiving dinner on November 24 which they accepted.
It’s gonna be a pretty big shindig at Wanda’s house this Thanksgiving!
The young student told the media: "I’m bringing the pumpkin pie!!"