Thursday, 21 March, 2019

Son’s ‘Sad’ Tweet Boosts Business For Dad’s New Doughnut Shop

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
Priscilla Morrison | 13 March, 2019, 08:10

Saturday, a son tweeted about his father's new donut shop and how his dad was very sad that no one was coming to buy donuts.

The post showed pictures of Billy's Donuts' cheery yellow interior, close-ups of glazed doughnuts and an empty parking lot with the sign "Grand Opening".

When Billy By saw his dad's new doughnut shop was struggling to bring in punters, he turned to social media to try to encourage some friends to stop by.

It gained more than a million combined likes and retweets, and even caught the eye of Twitter staff themselves, who tweeted about it from the site's own official account. Since posting it over the weekend, the tweet has been retweeted over 250,000 times.

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But after a few days of running the little business, Billy's dad was heartbroken by the lack of customers. We completely sold out of donuts and kolaches! However, he updated Twitter followers on Monday to say that Billy's Donuts was sold out for the day before 12:00 p.m. "You are all fantastic".

Soon, YouTuber Casey Neistat - with almost 2 million followers - said he was on his way and people began sharing their own photos from inside of the shop where customers were lined up to the door.

"I can't thank everyone enough for coming out and supporting local businesses", Billy wrote in another Twitter post. With the word about his dad's shop spreading quickly, By also shared the address for all the people interested in stopping by. "This means so much to my family", he added.

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