Just about everyone has a special connection with their grandparents. They are probably the only people, apart from our parents, who love us so much and unconditionally. We are usually quick to bond with them and, sadly, quick to neglect them as well.
The Internet met papaw yesterday, when his granddaughter tweeted what is possibly the most-heartbreaking and saddest photo of any grandfather anywhere ever. Kelsey Harmon said:
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
The story behind this is as Harmon tweeted – papaw had made burgers for his six grandkids, all of whom stood him up except for Harmon.
She tweeted this sad photo of papaw, not expecting even a single retweet. But the Internet does not take things like this lying. It soon got viral and right now sits at 120,000 shares.
Needless to say, people have reacted very strongly to this sad but common incident.
😭😭😭😭 my heart wasn’t ready to read that https://t.co/chLSTEU2uD— Madison Dutton (@maadisonduttonn) March 17, 2016
This breaks my heart. If do anything to eat dinner with my grandparents again. https://t.co/jTFEax5T60— Al P.O. (@Allison_Wells) March 17, 2016
Harmon who wasn’t expecting such an overwhelming response, tweeted this to pacify the heartbroken Internet because people tracked down one of the grandkids, Brock, and sent him death threats!
papaw is ok guys I promise & he loves all grandkids equally, plz stop sending my cousins death threats everything is ok !!!!— kelsey (@kelssseyharmon) March 17, 2016
As you can see, things went a bit out of control. But Brock tried to pacify everyone as well, like a reasonable person.
GUYS DON’T WORRY!!!! I CAME TO PAPAWS HOUSE AND AM HAVING A BURGER!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/2EHVllGG2U— Brock Harmon (@BHarmon_10) March 17, 2016
So, now things are back to normal.
Lastly, an ode to the awesomest grandpa on Internet.