'My dad is sad': This man wasn't selling any doughnuts, until his son's tweet went viral

Kerry Justich

A boy in Texas is thanking his Twitter followers for boosting business at his family’s doughnut shop after posting about his “sad dad” and gaining hundreds of thousands of supporters in return.

It all started on Saturday when a Twitter user, who goes by Billy, took to his social media to post a photo of his dad inside of his new Missouri City, Texas, shop to share that nobody had shown up to buy some sweet treats. But less than a day and more than 270,000 retweets later, the store’s fresh inventory was sold out.

Billy shared the shop’s address and Instagram page in the original thread to stir up some publicity, but he could never have anticipated what success would come from his post. Soon, YouTuber Casey Neistat — with nearly 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.

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Twitter even sent over a team of people from its company to buy out the shop for other customers.

Billy didn’t immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment. However, he updated Twitter followers on Monday to say that Billy’s Donuts was sold out for the day before 12:00 p.m.

Needless to say, his dad isn’t sad anymore.

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