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.
dinner with papaw tonight...❤️ he made 12 burgers for all 6 grandkids and I'm the only one who showed. 😢 love him pic.twitter.com/0z0DkPtUiR— kelsey (@kelssseyharmon) March 17, 2016
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 5Posted 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:
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