Twitter unites to save ‘Sad Dad’s’ donut shop in viral moment of goodwill
Billy By took to the site to ask people to help his father’s newly-opened but struggling donut shop, Billy's Donuts of Missouri City, Texas, get off the ground. “My dad is sad cause no one is coming to his new donut shop,” By wrote, accompanied by photos of overflowing shelves, stocked to the brim with donutty goodness.
My dad is sad cause no one is coming to his new donut shop 😭 pic.twitter.com/y5aGB1Acrc— billy (@hibillyby) March 9, 2019
In a sickeningly sweet and heartwarming twist of fate, the tweet went viral and Twitter, for a few moments at least, banded together to spread the good word about this mom-and-pop operation in need of help.Also on rt.com Kentucky police ‘in tears’ after donut truck catches fire (VIDEO)
Celebrities like Casey Neistat (1.9 million followers) and James Woods (2.04 million followers) answered the call as did Twitter itself.
By’s tweet amassed 275,000 retweets and 593,000 likes in short order and, as he announced less than 24 hours after the initial tweet, Billy’s donuts had sold out of glazed and topped donuts, cinnamon rolls, and kolaches.
Just wanted to update yall! We completely sold out of donuts and kolaches! You are all amazing. I can't thank everyone enough for coming out and supporting local businesses. This means so much to my family ❤️ pic.twitter.com/o3GQcKvVnG— billy (@hibillyby) March 10, 2019
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.
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