When Gladys Hankerson tried to reach her sister, who had her home in Maryland, she accidentally dialed the wrong number. And that mistake created a special connection, and it started a friendship that’s still going strong today.
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When a Florida woman misdialed her sister's number, it sparked a 20-year friendship with a stranger in Rhode Island
What started out with an incorrect phone number is now a friendship that has lasted 20 years. One day in the early 2000s, Gladys Hankerson of Delray Beach, Florida, was trying to call her sister in Maryland, according to CNN affiliate WPBF. Her sister's area code was 410, but Hankerson...