Papaw made dinner for six grandkids, but only one showed up. :’(
This is Kelsey Harmon, a college softball player from Oklahoma.
On Wednesday night, Harmon tweeted out a photo of herself having dinner with her grandfather. She then revealed what she said was the GUT-WRENCHING story behind her snap.
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 harmon (@kelssseyharmon) March 17, 2016
“Dinner with papaw tonight…he made 12 burgers for all 6 grandkids and I’m the only one who showed.love him,” she wrote.
The tweet totally blew up, and got more than 70,000 retweets in less than 24 hours. Hearts broke all over the world for poor Papaw.
I just started crying…I'll eat your burgers pawpaw.. I love you so much https://t.co/TL6ccXQUvk
— ƊᵰƝᵰ (@danababy97) March 17, 2016
Why didn’t the other five grandkids show up?
This is way too sad.
Poor pawpaw made all them burgers for no reason 😢
— ÕMÃR (@O_mee_Z) March 17, 2016
“I can’t look at that pawpaw picture without wanting to cry. like who does that to their grandfather,” one woman wrote.
Some people pointed out it could have been worse.
People also of course, turned Papaw into a meme.
— domsoares (@domenicsoares) March 17, 2016
And others said the photo made them miss their own grandparents.
— Brittany Olson (@brolso89) March 17, 2016
“This breaks my heart. [I’d] do anything to eat dinner with my grandparents again,” one person wrote.
This breaks my heart. If do anything to eat dinner with my grandparents again. https://t.co/jTFEax5T60
— Alli Wells (@Allison_Wells) March 17, 2016
Other people got super pissed at the other five grandkids.
when u see one of the 5 grandkids that didn't eat with pawpaw pic.twitter.com/EmHGiy1k5Q
— mean plastic (@meanpIastic) March 17, 2016
And even started to troll one of Papaw’s other grandkids, Brock Harmon, on Twitter.
PawPaw made two burgers for you though?? https://t.co/1Ur4NkViGK
— Wenger Out (@BasedChasen) March 17, 2016
It actually got a little scary, because Kelsey Harmon tweeted that people started sending her cousins death threats over the photo.
After the tweet went viral, Brock Harmon tweeted that he had decided to pay his grandpa a visit. He even had a burger.
And he added that he has been forgiven for missing dinner.
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
But he’s still getting a lot of shade for missing the dinner.
— j (@jennyfuur) March 17, 2016
Don’t worry Papaw, you now have thousands of friends dying to eat burgers with you.
Hope paw paw still has a burger for me.
— OXTAIL GAWD (@ThatDudeMCFLY) March 17, 2016