After an amazing, heartbreaking tweet on Thursday, Sad Papaw has met instant fame. The internet showed an outpouring of support after Kenneth Harmon’s granddaughter, Kelsey, posted this tragic photo of the Oklahoman chowing all alone. The poor man had whipped up a dozen hamburgers for his six grandchildren, and Kelsey was the only one who attended. We later heard from an errant grandson, Brock, who visited Kenneth on Friday to have a leftover burger and confirm that Papaw feels as cool as he always did.
Soon, the whole affair became more ridiculous than thousands of retweets and Twitter faves would indicate. The media descended for the official Pawpaw reaction, which is that “a failure to communicate” occurred. Harmon thought everyone had received an invitation, but a few of the grandkids had no idea there was a dinner party. Still, there are some who think this viral moment is a good illustration of how younguns don’t spend enough quality time with their elders. I miss my grandma’s cooking every weekend, so maybe the Harmons will get into a coordinated groove for family time.