Grandma who accidentally invited a random teen to Thanksgiving loses husband to COVID-19

Grandma who accidentally invited a random teen to Thanksgiving loses husband to COVID-19

Lonnie Dench, the husband of the grandmother who went viral for unintentionally invited a random teenager to Thanksgiving four years ago, has reportedly died of COVID-19. 

In 2016, Wanda Dench sent out a group text asking her grandson and his girlfriend if they were attending her annual Thanksgiving dinner. A confused Jamal Hinton, then 17 years old, responded.

“Your grandma,” Dench said, when Jamal asked who sent the messages. 

Jamal, still confused, asked for a photo. When Dench replied with a selfie, he sent one back and said, “You not my grandma. Can I still get a plate tho?”

“Of course,” Dench wrote back. “That’s what grandmas do…Feed everyone.”  Read more…

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