Give grandpa a hug!
An Oklahoma college student’s photo of her disappointed grandfather is breaking the Internet’s heart.
“Dinner with papaw tonight…he made 12 burgers for all 6 grandkids and I’m the only one who showed,” Kelsey Harmon tweeted Wednesday after five of her cousins bailed on their grandfather for dinner.
Since the photo was posted, it’s been retweeted an incredible 128,000 times and has received over 200,000 likes.
And while Kelsey has received many messages of support, some users have begun to attack her cousins on Twitter, which prompted one of her cousin’s, Brock Harmon, to assure the Internet that their grandpa is well-loved – and fed!
“Guys don’t worry! I came to papaw’s house and am having a burger!” he wrote.
Rocked by her family’s newfound fame, Kelsey took to Twitter again to assure everyone that “Papaw is perfectly fine.”
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“I have had many laughs at the memes and funny posts of my papaw,” she wrote. “I’ve also had many, many messages telling me my post encouraged people everywhere to visit their grandparents. And that means so much to me. I’ve also seen many sad posts, people saying they don’t get the chance to see their grandparents, and my heart aches for them.
“With that being said, my intentions were never to become ‘famous.’
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“Family is the most important thing in my world and I’d never take advantage of them to gain followers and fame for a few days. Thank you so much to everyone who was once concerned. All the tweets and posts are truly appreciated. Papaw is great. Please know he is loved deeply, and now widely.”