"Sad Pawpaw" had a giant cookout and invited the internet because of course
We all remember what happened last week, when college student Kelsey Harmon tweeted this photo of her grandpa, known as “Sad Pawpaw,” eating a cheeseburger with an achingly sad expression on his face. The poor guy just wanted to have a nice, normal dinner with his grandkids. But only one showed.
So naturally the Internet blew up, and “Sad Pawpaw” became a Twitter sensation in less than 24-hours. But guess what, Sad Pawpaw is no longer America’s saddest grandfather — in fact, he has reason to feel loved and appreciated on a massive scale.
One of Pawpaw’s grandkids decided to rectify the depressing situation, and show Pawpaw just how much he means to the family. He organized a burger cookout in Oklahoma, and you know, invited some people. He figured a few people would probably show up… but hundreds of people (we’re talking random kind strangers) drove incredibly long distances to show their support! Some even wore t-shirts with the words, “I ate a burger with” — and then there was a drawing of Sad Pawpaw. Baseball caps featured the same words. All day long, families shared food and chatted and took pictures with the Twitter-famous Pawpaw, truly making his day special.
The Harmon family were overwhelmed with the positive response of the community, and Pawpaw himself claims, “it’s more like a movie than real life.” Sounds about right!
Take a look at the whole story here, and know that our hearts are feeling full of lurve right now.