Texas Donut Shop Filled With Customers After Sad Tweet Goes Viral

When Son Posts Photo of Sad Dad in His Empty New Donut Shop, the Tweet Attracts Hundreds of Customers

Son posts on Twitter to say nobody was coming to his dad's doughnut shop, internet reacts accordingly

Son of the owner of Billy's Donuts tweeted a picture of his store and his dad standing behind the empty counter.

The donut shop's Instagram page now boasts over 59,000 followers and shows that, when it comes to sugary snacks at least, Twitter can unite briefly.

It soared to more than 300-thousand retweets and more than 700-thousand likes, prompting many who saw the tweet to want to stop by for a bite. "My heart is full (heart emoji)". Despite being newly opened, the store began to do surprisingly well days after the post was published. The restaurant holds a five-star Yelp rating, with customers praising the donuts, the kolaches, and the warmth of the owners.

Aside from the regular donuts, they also offer jelly-filled donuts, kolaches, croissants, biscuits, plus beverages that would match customers' bread of choice. The tweet even got the attention of the local media, with Fox 26 in Houston swinging by to try out the pastry and interview the owner's son Billy By.

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People in the area responded to the tweet promising that they would come down to the shop, and they did just that. However, he updated Twitter followers on Monday to say that Billy's Donuts was sold out for the day before 12:00 p.m.

People quickly took notice of By's sad dad and wanted to turn his day around. "You are all incredible", he wrote on Sunday. "This means so much to my family", he tweeted.

Responses were immediate, and the post was retweeted about 306,000 times.

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