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Photo of Sad Owner in Empty Donut Shop Goes Viral, One Tweet Changed Everything

There are so many things to take into consideration when opening a business – and one of these is finding customers to visit your shop. No matter how delicious your food might be or how excellent the service you offer, your business will never thrive if you don’t have customers.

After the grand opening of a donut shop in Missouri City, Texas, an old couple were excited to sell their delicious donuts and boudin kolaches. The food was great; everything in the shop was in order – the only problem was there are no customers!

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A young man named Billy By was feeling glum because his dad was sad that they had no customers in their new donut shop. So, he posted a tweet of the sad old man in the empty donut shop in hopes that some people would take notice and, perhaps, visit the shop for a donut or two.

My dad is sad cause no one is coming to his new donut shop 😭,” Billy wrote on his Twitter account.

Amazingly, though, the tweet went viral! It has since received over 320k retweets and more than 732k likes.

Photo credit: Billy By / Twitter

He would later post an update to share the shop’s exact address and opening hours.

7022 Hwy 6 suite 800 Missouri City, Texas

Mon-Fri, 5am-12pm

Sat-Sun, 5am-1pm

Photo credit: Billy By / Twitter

The community came together to make this old man happy – and they were quite curious about his donuts and boudin kolaches!

Photo credit: Billy By / Twitter

Billy made the tweet on March 10. The following morning, the shop was filled with so many people that everything got sold out so quickly!

Photo credit: Billy By / Twitter

The young man would post an update on the thread, thanking the community for the overwhelming support they received.

Photo credit: Billy By / Twitter

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 ❤️,” Billy announced.

Photo credit: Billy By / Twitter

Everyone on the internet loved how the Twitter community helped this small business get clients – and the sad old man in the photo was already smiling in the next pictures. Awwwwww.

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