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Doughnut Store Completely Sells Out After Son Tweets About 'Sad Dad'

A brand new doughnut shop in Texas completely sold out after the owner's son tweeted his dad was sad about not having any customers.

Locals flooded to the Billy's Donuts store in Missouri City, Texas, completely cleaning the place out of doughnuts and kolaches, a cheese- or meat-filled pastry.

"My dad is sad cause no one is coming to his new doughnut shop," Texan man Billy tweeted on Saturday local time.

He shared photos of his dad behind the counter, a display rack full of doughnuts, and a sign declaring it was the 'grand opening' out of the front.

Billy's dad inside his empty shop. Photo: Twitter.
No one came to Billy's Donuts  on the day of its grand opening. Photo: Twitter.

Within hours, Billy's tweet had gone viral (and yes -- Billy's parents named their shop after their son). It's since been shared more than 180,000 times, including by some of the biggest accounts on Twitter.

Dozens and dozens of people visited the store, and by midday on Sunday it had completely sold out.

Photo: Twitter.

"Just wanted to update y'all! We completely sold out of doughnuts and kolaches!" Billy tweeted.

"You are all amazing. I can't thank everyone enough for coming out and supporting local business. This means so much to my family."

The doughnut store's official Instagram page also gave a shout out to everyone who came, thanking "everyone that supports small businesses."

"My dad isn't sad anymore!" Billy said.