Ever since Billy tweeted, his post has been retweeted more than 264,000 times and liked more than 564,000 times.
Social media can be deceptive for many, and can also be a blessing for others. The power it has is beyond what we can even imagine. It can make big reputations and at the same time destroy things with just one click. This young boy indeed knew the importance of social media, and therefore, helped his father in one of the best ways anyone could have imagined.
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
A Texas community reached out to support a local doughnut business after the owner's son tweeted about how 'sad' his father was no customers turned out for the store's grand opening. Billy By, the son of the owner was heartbroken to see his father disheartened and hence, tweeted photos of his dad's empty donut shop, Billy's Donuts, and wrote, "My dad is sad cause no one is coming to his new donut shop [crying face emoji]," reported Business Insider.
Dude it was really busy when I went too!! His mom was talking about how she usually knows how much to make in a day but today she didnt expect the turnout😭😭😭 and the boudin kolaches are SO good pic.twitter.com/tBKbTCI9ZQ— maleeha (@femaleeha) March 10, 2019
The tweet immediately caught people's attention and became viral. Ever since Billy tweeted, his post has been retweeted more than 264,000 times and liked more than 564,000 times. More than 58,000 people started following the doughnut shop's Instagram page. Not just that, those who couldn't make it up to the shop that day, promised to stop by the store soon, and that included YouTube celebrity Casey Neistat who also shared the post and said that he is on his way.
Casey was not the only one, actor James Woods shared the post and told his more than 2 million followers: "Come on, everybody. Let's do this." There was footage by KPRC that showed a long line of people waiting at the store to get their donuts. The footage showed Billy's father happily ringing up orders. Billy then shared a picture on Twitter in which he was smiling with his father behind the counter that showed a few pastries that were left in the display case.
"Just wanted to update y'all! 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 too much to my family," Billy wrote. A Twitter user wrote, "Dude it was really busy when I went too!! His mom was talking about how she usually knows how much to make in a day but today she didnt expect the turnout." "The power of the tweet works. Billy's Donuts has long lines this morning," wrote another user.
Just wanted to update yall! 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 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/o3GQcKvVnG— billy's donuts (@BillysDonutsHTX) March 10, 2019
There were many who wanted to try out those donuts:
Tell your dad he's freaking awesome. 👍🤣😁— Kenneth Webb (@xkageryux) March 11, 2019
Can't wait to stop by next time I'm in the area.
This is a review from a customer who just went to Billy’s Donuts this morning in Houston! I’m so glad to see the power of social media and its good impact to the real life. This thing got me to my real emotions. 😭— Hana (@reihene) March 10, 2019
Credits to @/lets_eat_htx on Instagram 🤝 pic.twitter.com/txqFgcJPlK
I’m not even in the US, saw this on Facebook, but honestly stuff like this makes me so happy, warms my heart ☺️ Good luck to your family with their shop!— Milly (@milllaayyy) March 11, 2019