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Papaw’s Viral Cookout

This is Kenneth Harmon from Purcell, Oklahoma. A couple of weeks ago, he invited all six of his grandchildren to dinner. Only one showed up. Kelsey took a picture and told the world about it on Twitter, and Papaw went viral. Everyone felt heartbroken for him, making 12 hamburgers for only one grandchild. Papaw got messages of support from all over, and thought it was pretty cool.

It didn’t take long for Papaw to come up with an idea to thank all his supporters- a cookout! He and grandson Brock invited everyone. Literally. On Twitter. They expected maybe 500 people at the most on Saturday, and 1500 showed up! People came from as far away as St. Louis, San Antonio, Los Angeles, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Florida. They came, they ate burgers, they took pictures, and they bought t-shirts. A good time was had by all. See more pictures from Papaw’s cookout at Buzzfeed.

(Image credit: Tamerra Griffin/Buzzfeed News)


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