While all the dishes were washed and most of the leftovers were eaten, Netflix has a new Thanksgiving surprise in store. By Variety, the streamer has captured one of the most poignant stories the internet has to offer: that of a young man who was accidentally invited to dinner by a woman claiming to be his “grandmother.” Thanksgiving text It will turn a feel-good story in real life into a new movie that is sure to create good spirits for everyone.
Six years ago, a grandmother from Arizona mistakenly invited a stranger to dinner. Although she could have ended the texting chain there, Wanda Dench decided that her home was open to all. While he intended to text his grandson to check if he would come to the Turkey Day celebrations, he ended up texting Jamal Hinton, a high school senior. Dench did not rescind the invitation after realizing his mistake, and Hinton accepted.
He has attended their party every year since the original incident, which quickly went viral on social media, becoming part of the family on his own. And now, Netflix is turning its sweet story into a full-blown movie for families across the country to enjoy.
On your initial exchange, Hinton received a text message from an unknown number inviting him to Thanksgiving dinner. After asking who it was, Dench replied, “Your grandmother,” and added a selfie as well.
Hinton replied, “You are not my grandmother,” and joked, “Can I still get a plate?”
Dench replied, “Of course you can. That’s what grandmothers do… feed everyone.
“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, ”Dench and Hinton said in a joint statement. “We are so blessed to find a genuine friendship brought together by God from the wrong text message.”
Abdul Williams has been commissioned to write the script. As for a director or cast, Netflix has yet to release any new information. Producers include Robert Teitel and George Tillman, Jr. for State Street Pictures. Lawrence Mott will serve as executive producer.