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Grandma Who Invited Wrong Teen Over For the Holidays Continues the Tradition

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He's got an adopted grandma now!

People can make friends in the oddest of ways. An Arizona grandmother wasn’t told that her grandson changed his phone number months before, so she texted another teen to tell him when the family gathering would be. Even after realizing he wasn’t her grandson, she was happy to invite him over anyway. This simple mistake has turned into a tradition between new-found friends.

Wanda Dench didn’t want to leave her “grandson” out of her holiday gatherings this year even though they’re not technically related. A simple misdial in 2016 created a tradition that brought two total strangers together and showed the world that family love can extend far beyond a bloodline.

wanda hugs jamal

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