Texas Donut Shop Filled With Customers After Sad Tweet Goes Viral

Andrew Cummings
March 14, 2019

The tweet soared to almost 300,000 retweets and over 600,000 likes online.

Billy returned to Twitter to let everyone know they had sold out of doughnuts and kolaches. The mom-and-pop shop on the south side of Houston had opened in early 2019, and the store's Twitter account, run by Billy By, featured a couple of joking tweets from By about his father's efforts to build the shop.

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


Billy By, tweeted about his father's empty shop saying that "My dad is sad cause no one is coming to his new donut shop", By tweeted alongside a few photos of the store, one of which showed his dad standing behind the counter and additional pictures showed a fully stocked doughnut shop and no customers at Billy's Donuts. Then Twitter magic took over.

"Just wanted to update y'all!"

Twitter users expressed their sympathy for the doughnut shop and for By's father. By the end of the day and throughout the rest of the weekend, Billy's Donuts was jampacked with people waiting in a long line for their chance to greet the owner and purchase some of his delicious pastries. We completely sold out of donuts and kolaches!


"I can't thank everyone enough for coming out and supporting local businesses", Billy wrote in another Twitter post.

Billy's original tweet posted on Sunday already earned over 327,000 retweets and 732,000 likes, as of writing. The post also stated the donut shop's Instagram page, all in this son's effort to encourage possible customers to drop by the shop.

"You are all awesome", By tweeted. "This means so much to my family".


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