"I asked for a picture and she sent a picture, and I sent one back so she can confirm that I'm not her grandson and it went from there," Hinton told CBS AZ.After selfies were exchanged, the two realized the mix up.
Hinton jokingly asked if he could still "get a plate" at dinner—and his new digital friend replied, “Of course you can. That's what grandmas do...feed everyone.”
Hinton, who is African-American, was touched by the gesture, "With all the Donald Trump going on and all the racial comments going on, it's kind of good to see there's still good people out there.”
On Tuesday, Hinton’s friend posted screen shorts of the exchange between the two strangers—but didn't bother deleting the number before posting. The original tweet has since been retweeted over 190,000 times and liked 400,000 times.