"Stock sells out after son's 'sad doughnut owner" tweet

Kenny Grant
March 13, 2019

He shared a picture of his dad behind the counter and another picture of the shop with a "grand opening" sign in front.

Billy's Donut Shop in Missouri City, Texas opened last week and the first day was a flop.

According to By he was anxious about his father not attracting customers and didn't think the tweet would go viral. By's tweet received more than 300,000 retweets - one of which came from Twitter's main account.

Now, after being retweeted more than 334,000 times and like more than 748, 000 times, Billy's dad (who named the shop after his son *tear*) has a new problem: he keeps running out of kolaches and donuts because lines are OUT THE DOOR!

That's where the story - and Billy's dad's business - exploded.

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The next day, By updated fans on Twitter, saying that his dad's shop had completely sold out.

In his follow-up tweet, he revealed that the store was completely sold out of doughnuts and kolaches. "You are all incredible", he wrote on Sunday. I can't thank everyone enough for coming out and supporting local businesses. The tweet included several pictures, including one of his father standing alone in Billy's Donuts and another of the empty parking lot outside.

Billy also said that Twitter bought out the entire shop for customers on Monday. "This means so much to my family", he added.

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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