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Hundreds show up to eat a burger with "Sad Grandpa"

by: Nina Carter Updated:

PURCELL, Okla. - Quick Facts:

  • Oklahoma's "Sad Grandpa" hosted a cookout in Purcell Saturday
  • Hundreds of people attended

Hundreds of people showed up to field in Purcell, Oklahoma, just to have a hamburger with "Sad Grandpa".

A picture posted to Twitter by NSU student Kelsey Harmon went viral last week. It feature's Harmon's grandfather looking sad while eating a hamburger.

The photo, now sitting at 181,000 retweets, prompted "Papaw" to host a cookout Saturday afternoon.

Burgers were sold for $2 and t-shirts and hats were also available.



Nothing but smiles today from #sadgrandpa. I spoke with a family who came from Michigan just to make today's cookout! Papaw and his fans explain why the viral picture tugged at so many heartstrings. Tonight on FOX23 News at 5

Posted by FOX23 Nina Carter on Saturday, March 26, 2016

Harmon never expected the picture to get as popular as it did, so they decided to embrace it: