This Grandma's Sweet Thanksgiving Invitation Fail Is Going Viral

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you may be rushing around, trying to finalize your plans, and coordinate which dishes you're responsible for cooking — or pretending to cook, but really just buying. No judgment. In the midst of scrambling to nail down dinner arrangements, confusion can arise and mistakes can easily be made. That's exactly what happened to this Arizona grandmother, but she never expected her blunder to go viral.

Jamal Hinton, 17, received a text message yesterday inviting him to Thanksgiving dinner. He didn't have the person's number, so he asked who it was. The response was a sweet, "Your grandmother," accompanied by the granny emoji.

Hinton was confused, so he followed a smart rule when dealing with unknown numbers and asked for a picture to prove who it was. After exchanging photos, it was glaringly obvious that the grandma had texted the wrong number, but when Hinton joked about joining the celebration, anyway, she sweetly responded, "Of course you can. That's what grandmas do...feed everyone."

The teenager took screenshots of the kind exchange and posted them on Twitter. Now, the texts are blowing up. Since being posted, the screenshots have been retweeted over 190,000 times. Unfortunately, Hinton didn't erase the sender's number, and Mashable reported that the phone has now been disconnected. She may have had some recent trouble with technology, but we will say, this generous granny does have a mean emoji game.