A small Texas doughnut shop was shown a lot of love after a tweet touched hearts nationwide.
A young man named Billy By tweeted out photos on Saturday of his father inside a desolate doughnut shop and an empty parking lot saying, “My dad is really sad cause no one is coming to his new donut shop.”
My dad is sad cause no one is coming to his new donut shop ? pic.twitter.com/y5aGB1Acrc
— billy's donuts (@BillysDonutsHTX) March 9, 2019
The tweet went viral, garnering more than 715K likes and over 313K retweets, all thanks to the verified page for Twitter.
Twitter picked up Billy’s tweet saying, “You donut want to miss out on Billy’s and neither do we! We’ll be there tomorrow morning ♥️
But thanks to By’s tweet, the second day was much different.
People were lined up out the door and donuts were flying off the shelves. With the word about his dad’s shop spreading quickly, By also shared the address for all the people interested in stopping by. This prompted some Twitter employees to pay a visit to Billy’s Dount Shop – and they bought out the whole store for all the customers.
After the successful day, By changed his own Twitter profile to “Billy’s Donuts.” The mom-and-pop store that was once empty was now a viral sensation.
“So overwhelmed by all of the support and love. Thank you all so much! My heart is full,” By tweeted. The next day, he shared another update from the Billy’s Donut Shop account: “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.”