This story about a sad looking grandpa finally proved that the internet does occasionally have a heart.
In case you’ve been living in a cave the last couple of weeks, you would have probably seen the saga of ‘Papaw’. Twitter fell in love with this guy, Kenneth Harmon, a couple of weeks back after one of his grandkids, Kelsey Harmon, tweeted a photo of her very lonely dinner with him.
Apparently five of Papaw’s six grandkids bailed on the invitation to eat burgers with their granddad, leaving him pretty upset, Mashable reports.
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
But those kids did their very best to make it all right again. Brock Harmon, another grandkid, tweeted the big news last week, saying: “Papaw is having a cookout, and everyone’s invited.”
The big cookout was planned for March 26th at the family’s flea market in Purcell, Oklahoma.
JUST GOT DONE TALKING TO PAPAW AND HE WANTS TO INVITE EVERYONE OUT FOR A BURGER NEXT SATURDAY?????????? pic.twitter.com/HZppI3Rdws
— Brock Harmon (@BHarmon_10) March 19, 2016
The Harmon’s hoped that this time, Sad Papaw would not be left disappointed.
Attendees would pay $2 for each burger they ate, and the family was also selling “I ate a burger with Sad Papaw” t-shirts for $16. The Harmon’s ordered over 2,000 burgers for the attendees.
And the internet just couldn’t resist a good burger and a hug from grandpa.
Take your pick of Sad Papaw merchandise, you know I got a hat! pic.twitter.com/ZpsniO6cj6
— Tanner Osborne (@tannerosbear) March 26, 2016
— Kelsey (@Card_ashi_en) March 26, 2016
Dan (left) drove seven hours from Missouri for Papaw's cookout. Kate and Ryan drove 12 hours (!) from Minnesota ??? pic.twitter.com/xe8roZcwkq
— Tamerra Griffin (@tamerra_nikol) March 26, 2016
Hundreds of people attended, with some driving several hours to spend some time with him.
The burgers weren’t the only thing in high demand, as some people waited in line for over 45 minutes to take a picture with him.
A photo posted by mary_frances88 (@mary_frances88) on
Looks like Sad Papaw isn’t sad anymore.