(CNN) — A text about Thanksgiving dinner that was accidentally sent to a wrong number six years ago has sparked an enduring relationship. Now it’s inspiring a film.
Netflix is developing a movie based on Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton’s viral chance meeting. The two Arizona people met in 2016 when Dench accidentally texted Hinton instead of her grandson to invite him to Thanksgiving dinner. The two quickly figured out the mix up, but the dinner invite stood and Hinton accepted. They’ve celebrated the holiday together every year since.READ MORE: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rob Gronkowski announces his retirement, again
“We are excited to share our story with the world,” Dench and Hinton said in a joint statement provided by Netflix. “We hope it inspires more people to reach out and make connections that they wouldn’t ordinarily make. We are so blessed to find a genuine friendship brought together by God from a mistaken text message.”READ MORE: Technology skills program for teens coming to Atlanta
Hinton also shared the news on Instagram, writing “We thank every single one of you for your love and support in our journey the last 6 years. We can’t wait to tell our story on the big screen!”
Abdul Williams is attached to write the film, with Robert Teitel and George Tillman, Jr. producing the project for State Street Pictures.MORE NEWS: Delta Air Lines to 'strategically decrease' flights this summer
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