On Thursday morning, Kelsey Harmon, a Twitter user from Oklahoma took to social media and tweeted a photo of herself having dinner with her grandfather.
“Dinner with papaw tonight…he made 12 burgers for all 6 grandkids and I’m the only one who showed. love him,” she wrote.
dinner with papaw tonight...❤️ he made 12 burgers for all 6 grandkids and I'm the only one who showed. 😢 love him pic.twitter.com/0z0DkPtUiR— kelsey (@kelssseyharmon) March 17, 2016
Soon after sharing her Papaw's heartbreaking story, her Tweet blew up and went viral with 1,00,000+ retweets. People around the world connected with it well and didn't shy away from showing support and love to her and her Papaw.
Support started pouring in.
@kelssseyharmon let the other grandkids know to get their shit together. Poor guy probably just wants time with them. Props to you.— Tyler (@Thunderwood85) March 17, 2016
@kelssseyharmon tell pops to save one for me— Trenton Cantrell (@30Swaggy_T) March 17, 2016
While some appreciated Kelsey for showing up.
@kelssseyharmon this just made my heart sad. but happy because you showed up to see him. 💘💘— fergie (@CaliNelson10) March 17, 2016
And some got a little pissed.
@kelssseyharmon ur pawpaw can adopt me i like 12 burgers— Pawpaw™ (@kngphrn) March 17, 2016
Some thought it could've been worse.
im so glad that that kelsey girl showed up to eat with pawpaw like imagine if she didnt pic.twitter.com/JDKCAvbT4L— gabe (@yonceswift) March 17, 2016
Papaw even became a meme!
He's everyone's Papaw now. That's the reality.
Some wished they had their grandpa around.
@kelssseyharmon this breaks my heart I'd do anything to still have my grandpa around— bianca (@thelukebrooks) March 17, 2016
when u see one of the 5 grandkids who didn't eat dinner with pawpaw pic.twitter.com/D3Y1Ooly0a— ol no name (@wipedoutstan) March 17, 2016
And some even want Papaw on The Ellen Show.
Some got pissed with Kelsey's cousin, Brock Harmon, who hadn't showed up.
PawPaw made two burgers for you though?? https://t.co/1Ur4NkViGK— START ELNENY (@BasedChasen) March 17, 2016
When things started blowing out of proportions, Kelsey Harmon tweeted that people started sending her cousins death threats over the photo.
papaw is ok guys I promise & he loves all grandkids equally, plz stop sending my cousins death threats everything is ok !!!!— kelsey (@kelssseyharmon) March 17, 2016
After Kelsey's Tweet went viral, Brock Harmon, her cousin, tweeted that he had decided to pay his grandpa a visit. He had a burger with Papaw!
GUYS DON'T WORRY!!!! I CAME TO PAPAWS HOUSE AND AM HAVING A BURGER!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/2EHVllGG2U— Brock Harmon (@BHarmon_10) March 17, 2016
Papaw forgave him. Yay!
PAPAW SAID HE FORGIVES ME AND WANTS ALL OF YOU GUYS TO KNOW YA'LL ARE AWESOME FOR MAKING HIM FAMOUS👌🏼👌🏼— Brock Harmon (@BHarmon_10) March 17, 2016
And when the storm finally settled, Kelsey Harmon thanked the social media for their endless love and support.
really sorry to bring this up again, but replying to everyone is impossible. just want to leave it at this.. thx😊❤️ pic.twitter.com/kr8LoJC5bH— kelsey (@kelssseyharmon) March 18, 2016
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